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Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae

Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

McCrae House

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2011

Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Wellington
The City of Guelph
Attached to the outside wall of the McCrae House
on the southeast corner of McCrae Blvd and Water Street
3 blocks west of Gordon Street

Coordinates: N 43 32.169 W 80 14.688


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Plaque Text

Canadian poet, physician and soldier, McCrae was born in this house November 30, 1872. He died at Wimereux, France, January 28, 1918. While Medical Officer to the 1st Artillery Brigade, he wrote his famous poem "In Flanders Fields" in a dugout near Ypres in April, 1915.

Another plaque at this location
McCrae House

Related Ontario plaques
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae 1872-1918
John McCrae 1872-1918



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