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South African War Monument

 
 
Boer War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
1. Boer War Monument Marker
Inscription.  
Erected
by the people of
Nova Scotia
in honor
of those who served
and in memory of
those who fell in the
South African Campaign
1898 - 1902

 
Erected 1902 by The People of Nova Scotia.
 
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 44° 38.898′ N, 63° 34.411′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Memorial is on Hollis Street close to George Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1726 Hollis Street, Halifax NS B3J, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Province House (within shouting distance of this marker); Celtic Cross (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul’s Church / Église St. Pauls (about 120 meters away); The Grand Parade (about 120 meters away); Halifax City Hall / Hôtel de ville d'Halifax (about 150 meters away); "Old" Dalhousie and the Grand Parade (about 150 meters away);
Boer War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
2. Boer War Monument Marker
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The Mitchell House (about 150 meters away); Gilbert Stuart Newton (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
Regarding South African War Monument. The South African War is also known as the Boer War.
 
Also see . . .
1. For Queen and Country: Canadians and the South African War, 1899-1902 - Canadian War Museum. The South African War of 1899-1902 or, as it is more commonly known, the Boer War, occasioned Canada’s first major military expedition abroad. In some ways the war would be similar to the conflicts waged in the century just ending; in others it would anticipate the nature of modern warfare in the bloody century to come. (Submitted on October 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. South African War Memorial (Halifax) - Wikipedia. On October 19, 1901, the Prince of Wales (the future George V) laid the cornerstone for the monument. (This was the first visit to Canada by a Prince and Princess of Wales.) The Prince also gave medals to returning soldiers. Two weeks later, on November 1, the heroes of Paardeberg returned and marched triumphantly down George Street. (Submitted on October 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022