Archival records and resources of the South African War

Archival records and resources of the South African War

Archival resources from Canada’s participation in the South African War. Records include photos, maps and service files.

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South African War Archives

Search this database of service files, medal registers, land grant applications and other non-indexed archives.

Educational resources

Lessons plans exploring Canada’s role in the South African War.

Photos from the South African War

Photos of Canadians who served in the South African War.

Maps of the South African War

Catalogue of maps of movements and positions of Canadian units during the war.

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Maps of South Africa

Map of Southern Africa showing the British colonies and the Boer republics

Catalogue of maps which outline the movements and positions of Canadian units during the conflict.

President Brand Cemetery

The memorial is in the center of red flowers and green grass

Find the names of the soldiers listed on the President Brand Cemetery memorial grounds.

Victoria Cross gallery

The Victoria Cross laying on a white service

Explore the list of Canadians who received the Victoria Cross after serving in the South African War.

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