John Mccrae

How to Find Out if You're Related to a WWI Veteran

Lesley Anderson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living
Lesley Anderson

I feel very proud to say that I had an ancestor who fought in the war and returned to Canada as a veteran. I am sometimes astounded at how many Canadians don't know about their family's military contributions. In fact, a recent Ancestry.ca survey revealed one in three Canadians has no idea whether they had an ancestor who fought in the First World War.

100 Years Ago, John McCrae Penned 'In Flanders Fields'

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics

As the Second Battle of Ypres sputtered out, McCrae was serving as second-in-command of a Canadian artillery brigade and as brigade surgeon.

'In Flanders Fields' Poet To Be Honoured With 2 Statues

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A century after he scribbled the simple but poignant stanzas of "In Flanders Fields," John McCrae is being honoured with two statues.One of t...

Every Beautiful Word To 'In Flanders Fields'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living

John McCrae's World War One poem "In Flanders Fields" is arguably the most iconic piece of writing from that conflict. The poem, first published i...