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Boer War Veterans Fought in World War One

Many of the soldiers who fought for the British Empire in World War I, including those in Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry, were veterans of the Boer War, also known as the South African War or the Anglo-Boer War. What is the Boer War? It was two wars that occurred in South Africa involving the Boers, […]

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Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry: Canadian Men with Previous Military Experience

The first battle the Canadian Expeditionary Force engaged in during World War I was the Second Battle of Ypres. However, a group of soldiers did participate in earlier engagements. These men were members of Princess Patricia’s regiment. Who were the Patricias? When World War I erupted, Canada had a very small army called “the permanent […]

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