Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/2/275
File NumberCCM75374
TitleLieutenant Colonel JOHN McCRAE - WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY - Canadian Army Medical Corps

CWGC_8_1_4_1_2_275 (CCM75374).pdf

DescriptionFile of correspondence concerning the grave of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France. Main topics include: Request from Lady Galer on behalf of D Thomas McCrae, brother of Colonel McCrae, for the name plates on the cross over McCrae’s grave to be sent to her for when Mr McCrae visited England in July 1922, with correspondence regarding arrangements for organising this; Correspondence regarding the erection of a memorial to McCrae in the form of a stone seat engraved with a verse from “In Flanders Fields” in Wimereux Cemetery; Correspondence with members of the public enquiring about McCrae’s grave; Correspondence regarding request received from Mr C L C Allinson for a photograph of the memorial seat in Wimereux; Set of research notes from 1990s about war poets, including McCrae.
Content NoteIncludes: Newspaper cutting from the Telegraph-Journal, St John, Newfoundland, regarding McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields”, dated 8 October 1922; Article by R L Torrance of the Lt. Col. John McCrae Branch, Canadian Legion, describing the steps taken in connection with the memorial to McCrae being erected, undated; Copy letter from Miss Mary Bliss requesting for information about the inscription on McCrae’s headstone and for Canadian flower seeds to be planted on the grave as well as information about Etaples and Vimy, dated 9 December 1937; Copy of the Torch yearbook Vol. IV published by the Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch, dated 1937; Black and white photographic print showing memorial seat, dated 1968; Copy of newspaper article from the Globe and Mail (Toronto) about McCrae, dated 11 November 1968; Print of a drawing by Edward Morrison titled ‘Between the crosses, row on row’; Press cutting from Western Morning News, Plymouth about a relative of McCrae and an heirloom about McCrae, dated 11 November 2002; Copy of colour leaflet about McCrae, undated.
Date31/3/1922 - 11/11/2002
Extent1 file
ArchNoteRepackaged by Jenny Turner (Trainee Archivist), 16 December 2019
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