Sunday 22nd of December 2002 06:49 PM 
 
 
Canadian Forces in the Anglo-Boer War
You Australians and New Zealanders and Canadians...I cannot understand it at all, why you come here so light-heartedly to shoot down other colonists of whom you know nothing - it is terrible. Such fine men too - fine fellows...and to think that they are going out to kill and be killed, just to please the capitalists!...
Olive Schreiner interviewed by A.B. (Banjo) Paterson
October 1899.



Canadian contingent boarding the SS Milwaukee - 1900
Canadian contingent boarding the SS Milwaukee, 1900


Canadian troops cleaning a Colt machine gun in South Africa
Canadian troops cleaning a Colt machine gun in South Africa

 

CANADIAN REGIMENTS INVOLVED
Canadian Artillery: C, D and E batteries
Canadian Scouts
Royal Canadian Dragoons
The Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry
The Royal Canadian Mounted Rifles
2nd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
Lord Strathcona's Horse



Grave of Cpl Howard
Grave of Private Tom Price
10th Field Hospital
Died 8th June 1902
(see list below for details)
Grave of Cpl Howard
2nd CMR
Died 27th April 1902
(see list below for details)





FATAL CASUALTIES IN CANADIAN CONTINGENTS
RANK AND NAME DATE OF DEATH CAUSE OF DEATH
Pte. E. Deslauriers November 3, 1899 Heart Failure
Pte. M.C. Chappell December 13, 1899 Tonsilitis
Pte. J.E. Farley February 4, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. J.J. Purcell February 11, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. Douglas Moore February 14, 1900 Enteric Fever
Sergt. W. Scott February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. W Jackson February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. A. Maundrill February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. J.H. Somers February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. J. Todd February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Corpl. J. Smith February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. J.A. Donegan February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. W. White February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. J.H. Findlay February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. W.T. Manion February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. O.T. Burns February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. C.E.E. Jackson February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. Z.R.E. Lewis February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Corpl. R. Goodfellow February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. C.H. Barry February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. C. Lester February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. A. McQueen February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. Roland D. Taylor February 18, 1900 Killed in Action
Capt. H.M. Arnold February 18, 1900 Wounds
Pte. Patrick McCreary February 18, 1900 Wounds
Pte. F.C. Page February 27, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. G. Orman February 27, 1900 Killed in Action
Corpl. B. Withey February 27, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. Jos. Johnston February 27, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. W.A. Riggs February 27, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. J.B. Scott February 27, 1900 Killed in Action
Corpl. F.W. Withers February 27, 1900 Killed in Action
Corpl. W.S. Brady February 27, 1900 Wounds
Pte. F.J. Living February 27, 1900 Wounds
Pte. C.T. Thomas February 27, 1900 Wounds
Pte. F. Wasdell February 27, 1900 Wounds
Pte. A. Roy February 27, 1900 Wounds
Pte. G. Johnstone February 26, 1900 Wounds
Pte. J. Sievert February 27, 1900 Wounds
Pte. W.G. Ross March 6, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. H. Forest April 1, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. R. Harrison April 14, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. D.L. Ramsay March 28, 1900 Peritonitis
Pte. W.S. Blight April 15, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. W.G. Adams April 16, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. J. Curphy April 18, 1900 Enteric Fever
Artificer D. MacMillan April 20, 1900 Enteric Fever
Sergt. A. Beattie April 11, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. E.S. Purcell April 22, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. J. Dafoe April 25, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. J. Simmill April 26, 1900 Pyaemia
Pte. H. Cotton April 30, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. A.E. Zong May 1, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. H. Barr April 30, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. B. Liston May 2, 1900 Enteric Fever
Gunner E. Picot May 2, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. F.G.W. Floyd May 10, 1900 Killed in Action
Trooper T. Woolcombe May 22, 1900 Dysentry and Pleurisy
Gunner E.P. O'Reilly May 17, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. James Rasberry May 24, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. H.H. Clements May 25, 1900 Enteric Fever
Bombardier W. Latimer June 1, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. H. Bolt June 1, 1900 Enteric Fever
Lce. Corpl. A. F. Van Norman June 8, 1900 Enteric Fever
Lieut. C.F. Harrison June 10, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. E. Mullins June 11, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. W.J. Hampton June 12, 1900 Enteric Fever
Lieut. M.G. Blanchard June 15, 1900 Wounds
Pte. G.W. Leonard June 15, 1900 Wounds
Pte. W. Frost   Wounds
Pte. W.F. Whitley June 19, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. L. Larue June 24, 1900 Enteric Fever
Corpl. J.F. Morden June 30, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. R.J. Kerr June 30, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. E.M. Banks June 30, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. R. Irwin July 1, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. Angus Jenkins July 1, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. J.W. Duhamel June 27, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. H.B. White July 7, 1900 Killed in Action
Lieuyt. H.L. Borden July 16, 1900 Killed in Action
Lieut. J.E. Burch July 16, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. W.A. Hull June 7, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. R. Lett July 21, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. W.E. Price July 23, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. W. Haines June 6, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. T.P. Shipp July 27, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. Wm Wood July 27, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. A.R. Kingsley May 15, 1900 Pneumonia
Pte. J.E. Ball July 28, 1900 Enteric Fever
Sergt. S.C. Parker July 30, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. D.J. Crone August 5, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. F.G. Arnold August 11, 1900 from Wounds recived July 30, 1900
Corpl. J.R. Taylor August 19, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. B.H. Lee July 30, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. C.W. Cotterill July 1, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. A. McNichol June 19, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. F. Morris July 5, 1900 Killed in Action
Trptr. G.W. Bradley August 28, 1900 Enteric Fever
Sergt. A.E.H. Logan September, 4, 1900 Killed in Action
Sergt. J. Brothers September, 4, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. A. Jones September, 4, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. W. West September, 4, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. H.J. Wiggins September, 4, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. Cruikshank September 4, 1900 Killed in Action
Sergt. P. Clunie September 6, 1900 Heart Failure
Pte. S.B. Hunt    
Pte. D.M. Spence September 23, 1900 Killed in Action
Pte. A. Radcliffe September 23, 1900 Killed in Action
Gunner J. Neild September 22, 1900 From Wounds
Pte. G. Farrell September 6, 1900 Acute Dysentry
Pte. A.B. Bing June 7, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. G.M. O'Kelly June 16, 1900 Dysentery
Pte. O. Smith August 17, 1900 Sunstroke
Pte. L.S. Davis October 9, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. W.E. Brand July 9, 1900 Enteric Fever
Sergt. B. Hunt June 16, 1900 Enteric Fever
Lieut. F.W. Chalmers November 2, 1900 Killed in Action
Corpl. E.A. Filson November 8, 1900 Killed in Action
Lance-Corpl. W.G. Anderson September 8, 1900 Killed in Action/Heart Failure
Pte. LeConteur September 29, 1900 Accidentally Killed
Sergt. V.D. Builder   From Wounds
Pte. W.J. Moore November 9, 1900 Enteric Fever
Pte. W. DeVere Hunt November 14, 1900 Bright's Disease
Pte. E.V. Chancellor November 13, 1900 Enteric Fever
Sergt. E. Evatt November 18, 1900  
Pte. L.B. Scott November 21, 1900 Accidentally Killed
Pte. B.A. St George Date not given Enteric Fever
Pte. W.H. Ingram December 23, 1900 Killed in Action
Capt. F.H.C. Sutton January 6, 1901 No Particulars
Tpr. N. Hughes January 8, 1901 Enteric Fever
Sergt.-Tpr. L.J.S. Inglis January 1, 1901 No Particulars
Pte. Edward McIntosh January 28, 1901 Enteric Fever
Pte. M. Fernie January 31, 1901 Enteric Fever
Pte. D.J. McGregor January 28, 1901 Killed in Action
Pte. D.B. Hammond January 28, 1901 Killed in Action
Sergt. Maj. J.A. Paterson February 4, 1901 Killed in Action
Lieut. A.L. Howard February 17, 1901 Killed in Action
Sergt. R.J. Northway February 16, 1901 Killed in Action
R.F.C.A. Douglas No Date From wounds received February 16, 1901
Sergt. F. Davidson April 11, 1901 Killed in Action
Pte. E.F. Hunter February 16, 1901 Enteric Fever
Pte. R.G. Moore March 19, 1902 Dysentery
Sergt. J.C. Perry March 31, 1902 Killed in Action
Pte. A. Sherritt March 31, 1902 Killed in Action
Pte. C.N. Evans March 31, 1902 Killed in Action
Pte. M.G. Huston March 31, 1902 Killed in Action
Pte. W.P.K. Milligan March 31, 1902 Killed in Action
Pte. W. Vollrath March 31, 1902 Killed in Action
Pte. W.F. Peters March 31, 1902 Killed in Action
Pte. D.H. Campbell March 31, 1902 From wounds received March 31, 1902
Pte. A. West March 31, 1902 From wounds received March 31, 1902
Corpl. W. Knisely April 2, 1902 Killed in Action
Pte. F.B. Day April 2, 1902 Killed in Action
Pte. W.J. Leslie April 17, 1902 Enteric Fever
Corpl. F.M.S. Howard April 27, 1902 From wounds received March 31, 1902
Pte. Joseph Drury April 24, 1902 Enteric Fever
Sergt. G.R. Margeson May 22, 1902 Enteric Fever
Pte. Henry Higgins May 19, 1902 Spinal Meningitis
Pte. E.S. Banfield June 5, 1902 Enteric Fever
Pte. J.J. Woodman June 3, 1902 Enteric Fever
Pte. M. Groto June 6, 1902 Accidentally killed at sea
Pte. Nelson Price June 8, 1902 Enteric Fever
Shoeingsmith W.H. Hunter June 30, 1902 From wounds received March 31, 1902
Pte. W. Smith July 4, 1902 Pneumonia


 

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Links

Boer War: Heritage Resources Website
Good Canadian site constructed by the New Brunswick Community College - Saint John.

Canadian Casualty List
A list of the fatal Canadian casualties from the war.

Canadian War Graves
A sizeable photo inventory of Canadian South African War graves.

Lord Strathcona's Horse

Veterans' Affairs Canada - the South African War
The Canadian Veterans' Affairs Department's contribution to Canadian involvement in the War.

Further Reading
Buchan, Lawrence. With the Infantry in South Africa: A Lecture Delivered at the Canadian Military Institute. 3rd February, 1902. n.p.: n.d. 17 pp.

Canadian's in Khaki; South Africa, 1899-1900; Nominal Rolls of the Officers, Non-Commisioned Officers & Men of the Canadian Contingent and Strathcona's Horse with Casualties to Date and also R.M.C. Graduates with the Army in South Africa. Montreal: Herald Pub. Co., 1900. 127 pp.

Hart-McHarg, William. From Quebec to Pretoria with the Royal Canadian Regiment. Toronto: W. Biggs, 1902. 276 pp.

Hubly, Russell C. "G" Company, or Everyday Life of the R.C.R.; Being a Descriptive Account of Typical Events in the Life of the First Canadian Contingent in South Africa. St. John, N.B.: J. & A. McMillan, 1901. 109 pp.

Labat Gaston P. Le Livre D'or (The Golden Book) of the Canadian Contingents in South Africa; with an Appendix on Canadian Loyalty, Containing Letters, Documents, Photographs. Montreal: n.p. 1901. v.p.

Marquis, T. G. Canada's Sons on Kopje and Veldt: an Historical Account of the Canadian Contingents Based on Official Dispatches. Toronto: The Canada's Sons Pub. Co., 1900. 490 pp.

McCormick, A. S. The Royal Canadians" in South Africa, 1899-1902. n.p.:n.d. 13 pp.

Miller, Carman. Painting the Map Red: Canada and the South African War, 1899-1902. (Canadian War Museum Historical Publication no. 28.) Montreal: Canadian War Museum and McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 1993. 541 pp.

Morrison, E. W. B. (Edward Whipple Bancroft). With the Guns in South Africa. Hamilton, Ontario: Spector Printing Co., 1901.

Roncetti, Gary A., and Edward E. Denby. "The Canadians"; Those Who Served in South Africa, 1899-1902. n.p.: E.E. Denby, [1979]. 248 pp.

Miller, Carman. Canada and the Boer War. N.F.B. of Canada [1970]. 18 pp

Ottawa's Heroes; Portraits and Biographies of the Ottawa Volunteers Killed in South Africa. Ottawa: Reynolds, 1900. 49 pp.

Reid, Brian A. Our Little Army in the Field: The Canadians in South Africa, 1899-1902. St. Catherines: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 1996.

Sentiments of Celebration: Commemorating the Jubilee of the South African War, 1899-1902, and the "Peace of Vereeniging", May 31st, 1902. Toronto: 50th Anniversary South African War Committee, 1951. 85 pp.

Souvenir: Toronto Contingent of Volunteers for Service in Anglo-Boer War. Toronto: Toronto Print Co., 1899. 1 vol., unpaged.