John McCrae Site
John McCrae Site
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conrad57
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium988 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Originial concrete bunker, British Army made late 1916 and served 1917 & 1918. Impacts of German artillery fragmentation still visible. In this area Canadian Medical Dr Major John Mc Crae wrote in 1915 the famous " In Flanders Fields " poem. The bunker has been build later and has no relation with the 1915poem. At that time, British positions were very basic, rather fox holes and trenches in the spoilbank. Spoilbank is still visible and in the area one can see shell holes from impacts of the WW1 shelling. A highly recommended place to visit as there is the bunker, the In Flanders Fields Major Mc Crae commemoration plaque and Essex Farm Cemetery. Every person visiting the Ypres Salient WW1 battlefield should visit this site. It is a must see.
Written February 16, 2020
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Terry P
Arlington, United States72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
It was hard to believe this site was used as a wound dressing site. I cannot imagine working in the conditions they did, inside of concrete bunkers like they did.

Our tour guide recited the In Flanders Fields prom to bring the day to a poignant end.
Written February 15, 2020
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Don M
Chemainus, Canada66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
If you grew up in Canada or the UK, you know his poem, this place is where Dr. McRae tended to the wounded, there is a small cemetery there as well. I would not have missed this.
Written December 8, 2017
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shaddowpj
Birmingham, UK37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Came here as part of a battlefields tour, (as most do) I cannot say anymore than what others have said really. But other than there is the headstone of a 15yr old lad there, who according to our guide was shot on the front line and his elder brother dis-obeyed orders and went and returned to the trenches with his brother. He was then brought here to be treated, but sadly did not make it. His brother was "shot at dawn " as a traitor for dis-obeying orders. and therefore was not entitled to a grave at all. fortunately since the government has granted them a pardon. There is now a memorial to them at the National memorial arboretum is Staffordshire England.
Written April 28, 2018
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KMG
Krakow, Poland272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Saw this on the Flanders Battlefield Tour. It's quite interesting, and you will lean a lot if you visit here with the tour.
Written July 19, 2020
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MTZ
Edmonton, Canada99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Having visited the Adegem Canadian War Cemetery the day before, our group of two Canadian couples, members of whom lost family members in both World Wars, decided to visit Flanders Fields at Essex Farms, near Ypres, Belgium.

We arrived at the John McCrae site early on a Sunday morning before any one else. It was a very quite, well maintained cemetery, associated monuments and remnants of the war.
The numerous displays describing the site, etc. including the medical facility bunker where the wounded were treated proved to be very interesting as was the bronze plaque which contained the poem - On Flanders Fields written by John McCrae.

A “ must visit” for anyone touring Belgium or France.
Written October 15, 2019
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Christina T
Poulton Le Fylde, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Very poigniant to stand reading Johm McCrae's famous poem "On Flanders Fields" close to where he himself was buried and to hear of the good work he did in treating the wounded soldiers
Written June 4, 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Its a must visit site if you are touring Ypres and the area, you can see the poem that John wrote on a fitting memorial, beautiful.
Written May 27, 2019
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Robert C
Toronto387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
McCrae is the author of 'In Flanders Fields'. This site highlights the appalling conditions that he worked in as a doctor, during the battles, which were not far from the canal.
Written September 28, 2018
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Traveller
Morinville, Canada50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Hard to believe that John McCrae wrote in Flanders Fields there. When you look out onto the fields and see all the poppy's then you realize this is the spot.
Written July 27, 2017
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