Here we share a few of the personal stories and photos that we received linked to the Great War in Flanders Fields. Together we can keep the memory alive!

Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell

The daughter of a vicar, Edith Cavell was born in Norfolk, England, in 1865. As a young woman she had a governess job in Brussels. In 1896, she decide…

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Harold Morgan

Harold Morgan

Harold Sydney Morgan was born on May 2nd 1890 in Pennsylvania, USA, as the son of Welsh immigrants. Harold was one of five children and the couple’s e…

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John McCrae

John McCrae

John McCrae was born on November 30th, 1872 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada as the son of Scottish immigrants. Medicine, the army and poetry were family tr…

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Mary Sklodowska was born on the 7th November of 1867 in Warsaw (Poland). She was the youngest in a family of 5 children. As a young girl, she dreamt o…

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Nellie Spindler

Nellie Spindler

Nellie Spindler was born in Wakefield, a small city in Yorkshire, England. She’s the eldest daughter of George and Elizabeth, has two younger sisters,…

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Philip Clayton

Philip Clayton

During World War I, Poperinge was part of a small piece of unoccupied territory in Belgium. Far away from the turmoil of the Ypres’ front, the city be…

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