Who is John Mccrae

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) 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.

Biography 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 from Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire. His brother, Dr. Thomas McCrae, became professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore and close associate of Sir William Osler. His sister Geills married a lawyer, Kilgour, and moved to Winnipeg.
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John Mccrae Poems

  • 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...
  • Upon Watts' Picture Sic Transit
    "What I spent I had; what I saved, I lost; what I gave, I have."

    But yesterday the tourney, all the eager joy of life,
    The waving of the banners, and the rattle of the spears, ...
  • Upon Watts' Picture Sic Transit
    “What I spent I had; what I saved, I lost; what I gave, I have.”


    But yesterday the tourney, all the eager joy of life,...
  • Unsolved
    Amid my books I lived the hurrying years,
    Disdaining kinship with my fellow man;
    Alike to me were human smiles and tears,
    I cared not whither Earth's great life-stream ran,...
  • Then And Now
    Beneath her window in the fragrant night
    I half forget how truant years have flown
    Since I looked up to see her chamber-light,
    Or catch, perchance, her slender shadow thrown...
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Night 15 Light 13 Earth 12 Life 12 Sky 9 Sleep 8 Song 8 Long 8 God 8 Death 7


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  • Njanagill: hand signed by the artist! free dedication service! printed with high end exhibition quality inks i have previously exhibited at the royal academy, london
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jorja: i like this poem

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DEAD, with their eyes to the foe,
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Under the sky laid low
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