Councillor Richardson and Mr Egerton
Verwood Mayor, Councillor Peter Richardson bought the first poppy from veteran Norman Egerton, beside the Memorial Stone on Ferrett Green.
Mr Egerton served in the Royal Navy during and after the Second World War. He was a medic aboard a tank landing craft on D-Day, delivering Sherman tanks and their American crews to Omaha Beach. Later he served on the destroyer ‘Volage’, which was sunk by a mine in the Mediterranean and then on a fleet minesweeper making the seas safe again after the war had ended.