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Remembrance timeline

Date Conflict Event Description
1900-06-22 South African War Near the station at Honing Spruit, four men from the Canadian Mounted Rifles hold the post for eight hours. Their action prevents the Boers from attacking the station from an unexpected direction. Two of the four men are killed.

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1900-07-05 South African War For his actions on this day, Sergeant Arthur H. L. Richardson will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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1900-08-07 South African War Canadians from Strathcona's Horse attack Boer positions outside the town of Amersfoort. Charging through bullets, they capture the town and secure it for the advancing infantry without suffering any casualties.

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1900-08-26 South African War Four Canadian troopers from Strathcona's Horse are wounded in a local action against entrenched Boers in the Belfast area.

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1900-09-03 South African War Troopers from Strathcona's Horse are assigned to capture a strategic ridge to the front of the British line east of Pretoria. Six Canadians are killed in the action before the British commander calls off the attack.

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1900-11-07 South African War For their actions on this day, Lieutenant Hampden Cockburn, Sergeant Edward Holland and Lieutenant Richard Turner will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

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1900-12-25 South African War Canadian troops celebrate Christmas with a feast of turkey, beef, mushroom, oranges and generous portions of rum. The evening ends with a dessert of flapjacks and singing carols around a huge bonfire.

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1901-01-03 South African War Strathcona's Horse aid the British escort and drive the enemy from their hiding places.

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1901-02-15 South African War Lord Strathcona’s Horse receive the Queen’s South Africa Medal from King Edward VII. They are the first unit to receive this honour.

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1902-01-14 South African War SS Manhattan sails out of the Halifax harbour, en route to South Africa, with the Second Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles.

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