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South African War Monument

 
 
Boer War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 44° 38.898′ N, 63° 34.411′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker is on Hollis Street just from George Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1726 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Province House (within shouting distance of this marker); Halifax Waterfront Buildings (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Cunard (about 210 meters away); Halifax’s Cable Wharf (about 210 meters away); Canadian Sailor's Monument (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Norway (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); There Was Once a Very Special Ship (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Halifax Citadel (approx. 0.4 kilometers 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 . . .
Boer War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
2. Boer War Monument Marker

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 San Jose, 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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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