Image from page 126 of “The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada : a history of a splendid regiment’s origin, development and services, including a story of patriotic duties well performed in three campaigns” (1901)
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Title: The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada : a history of a splendid regiment’s origin, development and services, including a story of patriotic duties well performed in three campaigns
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Chambers, Ernest J., 1862-1925
Subjects: Canada. Army. Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
Publisher: Toronto, E.L. Ruddy
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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he withdrawal of the reinforcements introduced into Natal, was presented, and stated that if the terms were not complied with by the 1 i th inst. the two South African Republics would consider themselves in a state of war with liritain. Meantime the work of rushing the Boer forces to the frontiers was proceeding with feverish activity. October loth the British agent at Pretoria was instructed to apply for his passport. October 12th Natal was invaded in force. The day previous it was unofficially announced through the press that the Imperial Government had accepted the offer of troops recei\ed from the Dominion CJo\ernmenl, and that arrangements tor recruiting a force had already been made. The response (a splendid demonstration of Canadian loyalty) was almost surprising in its intensity, even to those thoroughly familiar with the earnest, loving sincerity of the devotion of the people of the Dominion to the flag of Britain and the person of her venerable and venerated Sovereign. ^ 120
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A FEW OF THE QUEENS OWN REPRESENTATIVES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR. 1. Captain R. K. Barker. 4. R. W. Kidner. S. C. W. Allen. u. F. T. D. Hector. 16. S. M. Ward. 2. Albert Beattie. 5. R. M. Voung. g. F. E. Ware. 13. James Kennedy. 17. S. B. Playfair. 3. W. S. Blight. 6. Henry Young. 10. E. H Redway. 14. H. W. A. Dixon. 18. G. R. Eakins. •Died in South Africa. • ^V. H. Hewitt. 11. W. J. Rooke. 15. J. F. H. Ussher. 19. G. S. Ellis. As early as June the question of organizino- a Canadian contingent tor SouthAfrica had been mooted, and the proposition gradually and ra[)idly developed,meeting with popular favor everywhere. On July 14th Lieut.-Colonel SamuelHughes, M.l*., from his seat in the House of Commons at ( )ttawa. drew attention toa telegraphic despatch stating that the colony of Queensland, Australia, had offeredto raise 250 men to assist the troops of the Mother Country in the event of war inthe Transvaal. He urged that the Canadian Government should do the same thing. The Right
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