John McCrae

By Ryder

John McCrae had lots of different kinds of jobs like a poet, physician, author, soldier and medic. He was a resident master in English and mathematics.

When the war started, John McCrae was appointed medical officer of the First Brigade. He was involved in the Second Battle of Ypres and treated the wounded. He was eventually ordered away to set up the No.3 Canadian General Hospital where he stayed for the rest of the war. Soon after, he wrote one of the best known poems in the war called "In Flanders Fields".