Poppy of Honour National Memorial

The Somerset Wood Joint Committee, made up of members of Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish Council and West Monkton Parish Council, are fundraising to install a pavilion to permanently house the Poppy of Honour National Memorial. 

The Poppy of Honour, created in 2018, is a National Memorial that honours British and Commonwealth Servicemen and Servicewomen listed as killed or missing in World War 1. It incofporates 1,117,635 individual remembrance handwritten poppies inside its encasement – one for each British and Commonwealth Servicemen and Servicewomen listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as 

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‘Missing in Action’ together with those ‘Shot at Dawn’ then later pardoned and those who died from their wounds after the Armistice of the Great War.

Planning Permission has been obtained to install the Memorial at the Somerset Wood within Maidenbrook Country Park for the people to view free of charge but to be able to install is £100,000.00 is needed and fundraising efforts are underway.

It is a great honour and privilege that the Poppy of Honour will be located at Maidenbrook Country Park, if you are able to contribute please use the QR code below to donate.

If you have any queries, or would like any further information please contact Amy Shepherd ([email protected]).

Poppy of Honour QR Code
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