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Madame Guérin’s Legacy : The Remembrance Poppy we wear today.

Remembrance of all those who have given their lives in war.

Helping the families of the fallen and the survivors.

Madame Guérin : Edited from the 12 June 1918 edition of the Wichita Daily Eagle, Wichita, Kansas: Page 5

Madame Guérin.  Edited from the 12 June 1918 edition of the Wichita Daily Eagle, Wichita, Kansas: Page 5


One of Madame Anna Guérin’s French-made poppies which was distributed on the British streets on 11 November 1921. Courtesy/© of Heather Anne Johnson.

A Madame Anna A. Guérin French-made cotton poppy, distributed on British streets on 11 November 1921.   Courtesy/© of Heather Anne Johnson.


Australian Rupert George Cooke’s 1917 Pozieres poppy. Courtesy/© of Andy Chaloner.

Australian Rupert George Cooke’s 1917 Pozières poppy.
Courtesy/© of Andy Chaloner.

This beautiful, fragile poppy … pressed for posterity … was plucked by A.E.F. Driver Rupert George Cooke from the Pozières battlefield in May 1917.  After that poignant act, he sent it home to his family in New South Wales, Australia.  Rupert; his hand-written note; and other documentation give the poppy its provenance.


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