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Memorial Number: 35026-012
Type: Plaque (bronze)
Location: Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute
Address: 155 Paisley St.
Guelph, ON
Surveyor: Kathleen Wall
Photo Credit: Kathleen Wall

This memorial is dedicated to John McCrae. It was erected by the Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute.


"IN MEMORY OF LT. COL. JOHN MCCRAE, M.D. BORN AT GUELPH NOV. 30TH. 1872 A PUPIL OF THE SCHOOL 1883-88 HONOUR GRADUATE OF TORONTO UNIVERSITY IN ARTS AND MEDICINE. FELLOW OF TORONTO AND MCGILL UNIVERSITIES, LECTURER IN MEDICINE, MCGILL UNIVERSITY. MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON. MEMBER OF THE CADET CORPS OF THIS SCHOOL. LIEUTENANT OF ARTILLERY, SOUTH AFRICA 1900. MAJOR OF 16TH BATTERY C.F.A. GUELPH. SURGEON FIRST BRIGADE FIELD ARTILLERY C.E.F. 1914-1915. IN CHARGE MEDICAL DIVISION NO. 3 CANADIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL 1915-18. DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE IN FRANCE, JANUARY 28TH, 1918.
REMAIN THE WELL-WROUGHT DEED IN HONOUR DONE THE DOLE FOR CHRIST’S DEAR SAKE, THE WORDS THAT IN KINDLINESS UPON SOME OUTCAST ONCE THEY SEEMED SO LITTLE
NOW THEY ARE MY ALL"