Macrae Memorial, Eilean Donan Castle

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The above poem “In Flanders Fields” was composed by Lt Col John McCrae (who served in the Canadian army in the Second Boer War and again in the Great War as a medic) at Essex Farm Advanced Dressing Station.

A Memorial to all the Macraes who died in World War 1 is located on the outside wall of Eilean Donan Castle, Lochalsh, Scotland:-

Macrae Memorial Eilean Donan Castle

Macrae Memorial, Eilean Donan Castle

Names on Macrae Memorial, Eilean Donan Castle, in various spellings of Macrae. These also appear on a (sc)Roll of Honour inside the castle:-

Names on Macrae Memorial, Eilean Donan Castle

Plaque in memory of Lt Col John McCrae on outside wall of Eilean Donan Castle, Lochalsh, by the Macrae Memorial:-

John Macrae Memorial, Eilean Donan Castle

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