Respected artist Barry John MBE – a former soldier and professional painter who was awarded the MBE for his work in the field of art, community and mental health, started painting when he was a soldier, and his military travels have significantly shaped his work.
The 31st July 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele. Also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, this battle became infamous for the 60,083 British deaths and the torrential rain which lead to a quagmire of mud.
These stunning poppy pins have been designed to pay tribute to each one of the fallen British soldiers from the Battle of Passchendaele.
Every pin come in a lacquered wooden presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity and a Commemorative Certificate detailing a British soldier whose life was lost 100 years ago during the 103 day of the Battle of Passchendaele. Each pin is engraved with ‘YPRES 1917’ on the reverse.
Donated by: Royal British Legion