Canadians in South Africa (Boer War, 1899-1902). Buglers, 2nd Battalion.Royal Canadian Regiment, armed with .303 Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle and .45 Colt Model 1878 Double Action revolvers -

Canadians in South Africa (Boer War, Buglers, Battalion.Royal Canadian Regiment, armed with Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle and Colt Model 1878 Double Action revolvers -

Boer War Picture, Sergeant Arthur H.L. Richardson, Strathcona's Horse, winner of the Victoria Cross for bravery at Wolve Spruit, 5 July 1900...

Boer War Picture, Sergeant Arthur H. Richardson, Strathcona's Horse (Canadian) winner of the Victoria Cross for bravery at Wolve Spruit, 5 July

The 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry crosses the Modder River at Paardeberg Drift on 18 February 1900 to begin the assault on the Boer positions down-river to the east (or right — out of the range of the picture).

The (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry crosses the Modder River at Paardeberg Drift on 18 February 1900 to begin the assault on the Boer positions down-river to the east (or right — out of the range of the picture).

During the South African War, members of the North West Mounted Police Force had been given leave of absence to fight with the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles ...

During the South African War, members of the North West Mounted Police Force had been given leave of absence to fight with the Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles .

The Canadian uniform was as durable as those of British military fabric, the canvas proved stiff and harsh, chaffing the necks and legs of the troops.

Boer War Photo, The Canadian uniform was as durable as those of British military fabric, the canvas proved stiff and harsh, chaffing the necks and legs of the troops.

Major Arthur L. (“Gat”) Howard, machine gun officer with the Royal Canadian Dragoons in South Africa, February — December 1900; founder and Commanding Officer of the Canadian Scouts, December 1900 — February 1901.

Major Arthur L. (“Gat”) Howard, machine gun officer with the Royal Canadian Dragoons in South Africa, February — December founder and Commanding Officer of the Canadian Scouts, December 1900 — February

12-pounder field gun in the collection of the Canadian War Museum. This is the No. 5 Gun actually used by "D" Battery, RCFA at Leliefontein.

field gun in the collection of the Canadian War Museum. 5 Gun actually used by "D" Battery, RCFA at Leliefontein.

Clockwise from top left: Victoria Cross recipients William Nickerson, Arthur Richardson, Edward Holland, Hampden Cockburn and Richard Turner. ILLUSTRATIONS: Sharif Tarabay Canada’s participation in the Boer War or South African War, fought from Oct. 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902, was essentially based on economic and political grounds. Nevertheless, our involvement yielded five Victoria Cross...

Canada & the Victoria Cross Saving The Guns In South Africa: Part 3 of 18 - Legion Magazine

The Royal Canadian Regiment assaults a Boer position as the Anglo forces aiming to relieve the siege of Kimberly (or possibly recreate it for the camera afterwards). It was the first engagement by Canadian forces outside of North America. (McGregor Museum)

The Royal Canadian Regiment assaults a Boer position as the Anglo forces aiming to relieve the siege of Kimberly (or possibly recreate it for the camera afterwards).

Postal Cover: Canada sent troops overseas for the 1st time to serve in the South African (Boer) War. Over 7000 Canadians including 12 nurses served overseas 1899-1902. The 1st group of nurses sailed with the 2nd Canadian Contingent arriving in Capetown between Feb 17 & Mar 21, 1900. The 4 nurses: Ms D Hercum, Ms M Horne, Ms M Macdonald & Ms M.P Richardson were assigned to Col. G.S Ryerson, Canadian Commissioner of the British Red Cross Society & saw active service stationed at Bloemfontein

Boer War Patriotic : Red Cross Nurses Canada sent troops overseas for the first time to serve in the South African (Boer) War.

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