July 20, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)



The object of this is to assist this association in marking the graves of Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in South Africa. The work has been undertaken by an association one of the chief members of which is Lady Minto. The hon. Minister of Militia and Defence (Sir Frederick Borden) is also one of its members, and I think that the military people generally are associated with it. They have raised by private subscription between $6,000 and $7,000 and they have askedl that the government should ' contribute. I am inclined to think that the government can do the work better in this way by co-operating with the association than ir we were to undertake it independently. The military people are giving a great deal of attention to the work, they have the cooperation of the military authorities in South Africa and as a result of this fund there will not be a grave of a Canadian soldier who lost his life in South Africa that will not be marked by a suitable monument.

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