TO COMMEMORATE the centenary of the end of the First World War and Armistice Day Touchwood has unveiled some touching tributes.
A series of 6ft aluminium silhouette ‘Tommy’ soldiers are on display in Poplar Arcade.
The statues will stand alongside a poignant poppy memorial in Touchwood featuring the names of soldiers from the local area who died in battle.
All names were submitted for inclusion by the local community.
Lucy Burnett, marketing manager at Touchwood said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the stories and names of local servicemen and women shared with us by the community and are honoured to be commemorating their bravery on our poppy statue.”
The unveiling was in support of the charity Remembered’s There But Not There campaign which aims to commemorate fallen soldiers, educate, today’s younger generation, and help heal those suffering from the hidden wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder and other lasting legacies of combat.
Funds raised through sales of the Tommy figures are provided to special force charities such as Help for Heroes, The Royal Foundation and Project Equinox: Housing Veterans.