We will remember them.
As families across the United Kingdom prepare to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, we asked you to share treasured photographs of the heroes in your house – the servicemen and women, past or present, who you will be thinking of as these commemorations arrive. We have received some truly touching tributes and pictures. Here are their stories, along with some of your beautiful poppy pictures from across the North East.
5. Row on Row
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow. Photo: Ashley Foster
6. James Foster
John Welsh: My Grandfather, James Foster, born Ashington, later Boldon Colliery, Tank gunner, WW1. Photo: John Welsh
7. Now we lie in Flanders Fields
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders Fields. Photo: Liam McCormick
8. Andrew Richardson
Paul Brenen: Andrew Richardson from Horsley Hill who was sadly killed during our tour of Northern Ireland. 2nd Battalion the Light Infantry. He will always be remembered by those that had the honour to serve with him. Photo: Paul Brenen