The 1900 Battle of Paardeberg (Horse Mountain) was the major battle that claimed the lives of 320 Brisith soldiers, leaving 942 wounded. The tide turned with the surrender of the Boer army. Canadians ignored the order to retreat and held their ground.
It was the single costliest action of the war.
The monument is surrounded by bas relief scenes of the war. The list of the South African battles is listed on the monument. There is an honorable regognition on the side of the monument that says "Royal Canadian Infantry" which committed 8,000 Canadian troops to the Boer War conflict.
We've seen Boer War memorials in Victoria, Halifax, and also Napier, New Zealand. Great Britain called upon its colonies and former colonies for military support and, answer, they did.