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John McCrae

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields". McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 30th, 1872 (Guelph), Died January 28th, 1918 (Boulogne-sur-Mer)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22254 10-in. 9/24/1918 In Flanders fields John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-[Unnumbered 1918-04-04-01] 10-in. 4/4/1918 In Flanders fields James H. Heron Recitation, unaccompanied author  
Victor [Trial 1919-05-22-02] Not documented 5/22/1919 In Flanders fields Minnie Blanche Wilkins Recitation author  
Victor [Trial 1919-11-29-02] Not documented 11/29/1919 In Flanders field Miss M. Weberlowsky Recitation, unaccompanied author  
Columbia 77532 10-in. 11/26/1917 In Flanders Fields Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 78733 10-in. 10/11/1919 In Flanders fields Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
OKeh S-7007 10-in. ca. Sept. 1919 In Flanders fields the poppies grow Joseph A. Phillips Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McCrae, John," accessed September 18, 2021,

McCrae, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 18, 2021, from

"McCrae, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 September 2021.

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