Some facts about Canadian casualties and conflicts for Remembrance Day 2012.
South Africa War – Boer War (1899-1902): About 7,000 served; almost 300 killed.
First World War (1914-1918): About 650,000 served; more than 68,000 died.
Second World War (1939-1945): More than one million served; over 47,000 killed.
Korean War (1950-1953): 26,791 soldiers served; 516 died.
UN/NATO Peacekeeping/Peace enforcing Operations (1956- ): 125 Canadian Peacekeepers Fallen
Canadians in U.S Military Vietnam(1965-1975): 30,000 Canadians volunteered to fight in southeast Asia. 110 Canadians died in Vietnam, and seven remain listed as Missing in Action. Canadian Peter C. Lemon was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for his valour in the conflict.
Afghanistan (2002- ): 158 died over course of eleven-year operations in Kabul and Southern Kandahar.