CITY OF BELMONT Remembering Our ANZACs— Poppy Making

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)
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
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
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.
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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.
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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.