John McCrae

(30 November 1872 – 28 January 1918 / Guelph, Ontario)

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Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium.

He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields".


McCrae was born in McCrae House in Guelph, Ontario to Lieutenant-Colonel David McCrae and Janet Simpson Eckford; he was the grandson of Scottish immigrants. He attended the Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute and became a member of the Guelph militia regiment. The background of his family is military.

McCrae worked on his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto ... more »

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    where did he write is first poems

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  • John McCrae(10/29/2018 10:26:00 PM)

    1.Why did john McCrae wright this poem?
    2.What is the poem trying to say?

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  • Denise Remillard(11/12/2017 4:52:00 PM)

    One of the greatest Canadian.
    It makes me proud to be Canadian thanks rob him.

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  • Breggles Schanuzer(1/29/2014 11:29:00 AM)

    i learnt this poem in school after we learned about WWI

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  • Borgjie Distura Borgjie Distura(11/8/2011 6:33:00 PM)

    It touched my heart I love it.Once I heard this poem I almost cried its so good. He's a ARTIST

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Best Poem of John McCrae

In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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