The hilly grassland landscape of Leliefontein, in western South Africa, is the main character in this Canadian military mural. While Boers ride and charge after retreating Canadians, this mural shows four members of Canadian units who earned the Victoria Cross in the South African War.
The Royal Canadian Dragoons retreat on horseback to keep their 12-pounder guns from being captured by Boer commandos in this Boer War mural. Sergeant E.J. Holland and Lieutenants H.Z.C. Cockburn and R.E.W. Turner stayed behind under fire to hold the Boers off.
Fighting rear-gaurd to cover a British withdrawl, the experienced but outnumbered Royal Canadian Dragoons and their two 12 pounder artillery guns faced a charging Boer force. A close up of this Canadian military mural shows a unit of soldiers retreating with one of the cannons in the background and two horsemen pulling another gun in the foreground.