The McCrae House

This small limestone cottage (pictured below) was the residence of the McCrae family from 1870 to 1873. It is the birth place of Lt. Col. John McCrae the doctor and soldier of the first World War who wrote the famous WWI poem “In Flanders Fields”.

Situated in Guelph Ontario Canada,  the house operates as a museum along with Guelph Civic museum by the City of Guelph.

McCrae House in Guelph

McCrae House in Guelph

A memorial to McCrae was erected on the site on October 5th 1963 by McCrae’s friend Col. Lawrence Moore Cosgrave.

Memorial to John McCrae

Memorial to John McCrae


About WW1monuments/Canada

Born in Toronto Canada, Richard is a graduate of Fine Arts from York University. He is currently completing a photo book that documents the most significant World War 1 monuments and memorial sites in Canada. The book is to be published in 2014.
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