John McCrae

  • Born: (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
  • Died: (Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)

Lieutenant Colonel John 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 died of pneumonia near the end of the war.


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