Mystery knitter pays first-class tribute to fallen soldiers with woollen figurine depicting a soldier surrounded in poppies

  • The knitted soldier appeared in a Royal Mail mailbox in Wantage (Oxfordshire).
  • Other designs include the Queen and Captain Sir Tom Moore
  • The latest creation is dedicated to the upcoming Remembrance Day 

A mysteriously knitted bust depicting a First World War soldier appeared in a mailbox ahead of Remembrance Day.

Right, Tommy, a woollen Tommy in wool, was seen in Wantage, Oxfordshire wearing a helmet, and was surrounded with poppies.

A note left by the anonymous knitter said: ‘This is William.

The soldier who appeared in Wantage, Oxfordshire is the latest knitted adornment to a Royal Mail postbox in recent years

The latest knitted accessory to a Royal Mail mailbox is the soldier from Wantage, Oxfordshire.

The topper carries a note which reads: This is William. William stands for all heroes alive and fallen. Lest we forget.¿

The topper carries a note which reads: This is William. William stands for all fallen heroes. Lest we forget.’

“William stands in solidarity with all fallen heroes. Lest we forget.’

Similar creations have previously been spotted on postboxes around the country, with several towns and villages laying claim to their very own ‘knitting Banksy’.

A strikingly identical woollen soldier appeared on top of a Syston postbox, Leicestershire, around the same time last year.

A similar woollen soldier appeared last year on top of a postbox in Syston, Leicestershire.

Last year, a similar woollen soldier was found on top of a Syston, Leicestershire postbox.

And in June, the same one was decorated with a knitted creation celebrating the Queen’s official birthday. It featured her walking her corgis.

Other designs have included a tiny woollen Captain Tom Moore to mark VE Day and flowers on Mother’s Day.

Remembrance Sunday is November 14.