Lt. Col. John McCrae MD - "In Flanders Fields"

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Reference WMO/279197

Address:

Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas

Burton-on-Trent

DE13 7AR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This giant sequoia tree seat is dedicated to Dr. John McCrae and established in 2007. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD 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 poem "In Flanders Fields". McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war age 45 on January 8th 1918. The Poem "In Flanders Fields" appeared in Punch Magazine anonymously on 8th December 1915. John McCrae was born on the 30th November 1872. This memorial was provided by Mick Billman.
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In Flanders Fields Poem.

Lt Col John McCrae

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