Scope and Contents
Photographs relating to the burial place of Colonel McCrae. John McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario in 1872 and became a doctor. In 1914 he enlisted as a Medical Officer in the 1st Canadian Contingent, and died in France in January 1918. His poem, 'In Flanders Fields' inspired the use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance.
- 1918 - 1980
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
4 item(s) (4 images)
Language of Materials
This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.
DateText: The date is approximate..
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- 2003-12-05 12:11:09+00:00
- Language of description
- Script of description