John McCrae in Flanders Fields

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1st Brigade Field Artillery, about 1901
About 1901, 19th century or 20th century
20 x 16 cm
This artefact belongs to : © Guelph Museums
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Keys to History

This photograph is of the No. 2 Battery, Officers of the 1st Brigade Field Artillery, Guelph while they were at a military camp in London, Ontario. At this point McCrae had become a Captain in the No. 2 Battery, 1st Brigade Field Artillery. He stayed with the No. 2 Battery, becoming a gunner in 1890 and Quarter-Master Sergeant in 1891, By 1893 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, in 1896 he became Lieutenant and in 1901 Captain.

  • What

    The 1st Brigade Field Artillery officers in full uniform. John McCrae, standing at the far left, was promoted to Captain of the 16th Battery in 1901.

  • Where

    The officers were at a camp in London, Ontario, when this photo was taken. McCrae pasted this photograph in his 1900 scrapbook and wrote the names of all the Guelph officers beneath it.

  • When

    Attending the training camp in London, Ontario, was required militia training for the battery.

  • Who

    The officers pictured are: (back row) Capt. McCrae, Lt. Harrison, Capt. Murchison, Lt. Howitt, Lt. Foster; (seated) Sgt. Maj. O'Reilly, Maj. Merriweather, Lt. Col. Nicoll, Vet. Capt. Reed, Lt. Col. Davidson; (front) Lt. Roper Cuzzon, Lt. Petrie