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John McCrae Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3062K

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.


  • Creation: 1918 - 1980


Conditions Governing Access

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4 item(s) (4 images)

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Related Materials

A leaflet issued by the Colonel John McCrae Birthday Trust is filed with these photographs.


This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Date information

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Includes index.
2003-12-05 12:11:09+00:00
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Repository Details

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