In Flanders fields the poppies

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. Born in Guelph, 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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  • Jim Thomson

    Acting Squadron Leader Ian Willoughby Bazalgette VC, DFC. RAFVR
    Born Calgary , Alberta.
    Squadron Leader Bazalgette died trying to land his Lancaster with injured crew members. After ordering those who were able to leave by Parachute.
    Lest We Forget