CITY OF BELMONT Remembering Our ANZACs— Poppy Making Activity Pte. Robert William Mellor No. 6355 of the 28th Battalion of Belgravia Street, Belmont. On ANZAC Day we remember people that defended our country in times of war. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 4 September 1916, trained at Blackboy Hill Camp, sailed for England on the 29 December 1916 to complete his training. What You Need: Paper plate Tissue paper (red) Craft glue Construction paper (black) Scissors Pencil Cup (for tracing) Lest We Forget Robert Mellor’s name can be found on the City of Belmont War Memorial in Ruth Faulkner Park How to Make a Poppy: 1. Place the paper plate on a table. Cut out large petals from the red tissue paper, arrange and assemble them on the plate to create a red poppy flower. 2. Then glue the petals in place. 3. Trace the cup on black construction paper and cut out the circle to glue on the centre of the flower. 4. Hang the red poppy of remembrance to mark ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day and pay tribute to people who have served, or were tragically killed during battle. Yr 3 History Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (ACHHK063) Private Mellor left for France in June 1917, taking part in many engagements. He was tragically shot by a sniper while taking ammunition to the front line. He was a widower and left two children who were brought up by his mother, Mrs Rhoda M. Mellor. The Red Poppy came to be known as the symbol of Remembrance during World War One. The poem ‘In Flanders Field’ by John McCrae 1915, describes the red poppies that appeared on the churned up earth of the soldiers’ graves. City of Belmont Worksheet: History Yr 3-5 This symbolism was quickly adopted through Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK, Canada and Ireland. The White Poppy is synonymous with the Pacifist movement and the purple poppy commemorates animal victims of war.
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