Sunday, 19 February 2017

Canada 150 - The Boer War

During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.

Today I have for you...

Canadians in the South African War (Boer War)

The Boer War (1899-1902) was the first time a Canadian military force was sent overseas. According to LAC, "Canadians participated in nine important battles between the November 1899 arrival of the first contingent in South Africa, and the end of the war in May 1902."

A total of 7,368 soldiers from all across Canada and 12 Nursing Sisters served in South Africa.

Relevant Links

The 2nd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles and 10th Canadian Field Hospital, A.M.C. : organized in Canada for service in the field in South Africa : roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men and nursing sisters.

The second Canadian contingent for special service in the field in South Africa

Soldiers of the South African War (Boer War) - service files at LAC

Info on the Boer War at the Canadian War Museum (units, battles, uniforms, maps, etc)

Images at LAC - Boer War

Our Boys Under Fire: NB and PEI Volunteers in South Africa

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