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Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Paardeberg

 
 
Paardeberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
1. Paardeberg Marker
Inscription. Side A:
Roland Taylor • Alfred Riggs
Feb. 18th • Feb. 27th
1900
Side B:
To the men of the
Royal Canadian Regiment

who by their valour and efficiency
have made manifest to the world
Canada’s ability and willingness to share
with the Motherland the duties
and responsibilities of Empire,
this monument is dedicated be by their grateful fellowcountrymen.

 
Erected by Their grateful fellow countrymen.
 
Location. 46° 14.104′ N, 63° 7.526′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is on Richmond Street just from Great George Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1J1, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Province House (a few steps from this marker); George Coles (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Pope (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Archibald Macdonald (within shouting distance of this marker);
Paardeberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
2. Paardeberg Marker
Edward Palmer (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John Hamilton Gray (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Heath Haviland (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Whelan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
 
More about this marker. This monument is located on the grounds of Province House.
 
Regarding Paardeberg. Paardeberg (February 18-27, 1900) was a battle during the Second Boer War (1899-1902).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Paardeberg - about education. The fighting at Paardeberg cost the British 1,270 casualties, the majority of which were incurred during the February 18 attacks. For the Boers, casualties in the fighting were relatively light, but Cronje was forced to surrender the remaining 4,019 men in his lines. (Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Heroes
 
Paardeberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
3. Paardeberg Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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