Poppies honour grandfathers on Remembrance Day

Alice and Louis Branford and Gez Derbyshire with Judith Hough.        d446079
Alice and Louis Branford and Gez Derbyshire with Judith Hough.        d446079

A MINDARIE resident spent nine months knitting poppies for Remembrance Day.

Judith Hough said she started the project to remember her grandfathers who served in the Great War.

Mrs Hough said on her father’s side, Robert Davis was born in 1885 and died in Flanders during the war having seen his son only once, while her mother’s father survived the war.

“His name is James Richmond; he survived Gallipoli,” she said.

“He was quite a brave chap – he was only five foot six and he saved his captain’s life; he got a bravery medal and promoted.

“He died in 1947 after World War II.”

Mrs Hough said neighbours helped her plant the garden of poppies in the lead up to November 11. A report about the poppies in last week’s Weekender incorrectly said they were in a neighbour’s garden and included the wrong caption details.