I am a Belgian artist from the Langemark-Poelkapelle area, very close to Ieper. I have a passionate respect for the victims of the Great War and I specialise in hand making Poppy jewellery from the lead shrapnel balls that I find in the battlefields of Flanders, Belgium, and the Somme region of France where your family member may have fought.
Using researched archival evidence obtained from Battalion records,
I search for these lead balls within the coordinates of where your ancestor was last sighted.
The lead is then crafted into a beautiful Poppy, gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity and signed by myself.
Jan Fieuw, remembrance artist
Project A message in a Poppy