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c2c Supports London Poppy Day

National Express train operator c2c is supporting Royal British Legion poppy collectors with free travel for London Poppy Day on Thursday 30 October.

The Royal British Legion have organised poppy collections at Fenchurch Street and 50 other railway and tube stations in the capital on Thursday. Poppy collectors from across south Essex, including from the armed services, will receive free travel on the c2c route.

c2c will also be displaying the Roll of Honour of 88 local railwaymen killed during World War One on customer information boards at Fenchurch Street station to mark London Poppy Day.

As part of the Royal British Legion’s “Everyman Remembered” campaign, c2c has placed a poppy on the personal page of 68 of these railwaymen, but has not yet been able to trace enough details for the remaining 20 men.

c2c Communications Manager Chris Atkinson said: “We’re proud to be supporting London Poppy Day and to help out collectors with free travel for this important campaign.

“We’re also trying to commemorate appropriately the local railwaymen killed in the First World War. Thanks to the help of local volunteers and researchers, we’ve been able to place poppies on the personal pages of all but 20 of those men. If anyone can help us trace the remaining men, we would love to hear from them.”

c2c’s online memorial can be found at www.c2c-online.co.uk/about-us/c2c-history/war-memorial and the Royal British Legion’s Every Man Remembered website is at www.everymanremembered.org.

Anyone who has information which might help us trace the remaining men is asked to contact chris.atkinson@c2crail.net.