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100,000




 

Since Confederation,
more than 100,000
Canadian soldiers have been killed
in wars and peacekeeping,
the vast majority of them in
 the two great world conflicts
 of the 20th century.

Following is a list of Canada wars and their casualties:

  • Boer War 1899-1902: About 8,400 Canadians participated and about 250 died.
     
  • First World War 1914-1918: About 620,000 took part and about 60,000 died.
     
  • Second World War 1939-1945: About 1.1 million served and about 42,000 died.
     
  • Korean War 1950-1953: About 27,000 took part and about 500 died.
     
  • Peacekeeping 1950-2007: Well over 100,000 took part and over 100 died.
     
  • Afghan War 2002-present: About 10,000 have taken part so far and 140 have died, plus one diplomat, two aid workers, one journalist and one serving in the U.S. Military.

     

    THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE
    THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD;
    AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR
    THE YEARS CONDEMN.
    AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
    AND IN THE MORNING,
    WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
    Remembrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

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