Fields of remembrance

Fields of remembrance

The Great War is never far away in a region where thousands of Canadians sacrificed and are buried. Photo essay by Phil Koch.
John McCrae

John McCrae

The poem for which McCrae is chiefly remembered, “In Flanders fields,” was written while he was waiting for the wounded to arrive at his dugout.
Martha Morkin

Martha Morkin

She was assisting a surgeon who was shot dead as he operated. Grief would have to wait; she had to finish the operation or risk losing the patient.
Fred Armstrong

Fred Armstrong

He was shot in the leg while running across an open field and was sent to a hospital in England before returned to Perth in 1919.