ON4CHD/P JMC 1418
the intention is to start 2014 with this special event station.
THE INTENTION IS TO BRING A TRIBUTE TO MAJOR JOHN MCCRAE,BUT ALSO TO THE 1200
SOLDIERS BURRIED HERE AT ESSEX FARM CEMETERY
SPECIAL QSL CARD IS PROVIDED DURING THE NEXT 4 YEARS (2014/2018)
WE ARE HERE ON TOP OF THE BUNKER WITH A FIELDDAY STATION.
SEVERAL BRITISH DIVISIONS WAS HOLDING THIS SECTOR FROM 1915 TO 1917
THE 49TH WESTRIDING FROM 1915 AND THE WELSH DIVISION IN 1916
THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE JOHN WROTE HIS FAMOUS POEM"IN FLANDERS FIELDS"
MAJOR JOHN MCCRAE WAS SECOND IN COMMAND ON THE 1ST BRIGADE CANADIAN
FIELD ARTILLERY IN THE SECOND BATTLE OF YPRES.
THE BUNKER IS LOCATED ABOUT 1.5KM NORTH OF YPRES "qth locater JO10KU"
BEST REGARDS FROM ON4AVA WILFRIED ON4CHD STEPHAN 73 TU SK
John McCrae was a Canadian, born in Ontario in 1871, who qualified in medicine at Toronto in 1898. He enlisted when the Boer War broke out in 1899, and served with the Artillery during that war. From 1901 until 1914, he practiced as a doctor in Canada and in England. On the outbreak of the First World War, he enlisted within the first few weeks, was sent overseas in September 1914, again with the Canadian Field Artillery. Whilst stationed at Essex Farm, in May 1915 he was moved to write the famous poem "In Flanders Fields". This was after one of his friends, Alexis Helmer, was killed and buried. Seeing the poppies blow around the graves led to the best known image of this poem. "In Flanders Fields" was published for the first time in Punch in December that year, and has since come to encapsulate the sacrifice of those who fought.
My name's Stephan, born 1962 and living together with my family in a smal town called Gullegem-JO10OU
in the western part of Belguim.
As long as i can remember i've been busy with radio aslistener on all possible bands and modes.
Middle of 1989 i've got my licence and since that day i'm fully active.
Most active in weak signal modes like JT65a and JT9-1on HF .
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