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Last Boer War Survivor George Ives, age 111, was interviewed in Canada by the BBC in 1992. Ives was the last surviving soldier of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). He was feted by the British government and participated in the 1992 Remembrance Day ceremonies in London. Ives died in April 1993.
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Added: 3rd March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-03-03 
Not many clips leave me speechless. This one did.
Posted by: Pfc on 2009-03-03 
No mention as to why he left the country he served to live in Canada.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-03-03 
I did a little research on Mr. Ives' life. He, like many other Brits, chose to emigrate to Canada at the turn of the 20th century to take advantage of the free farmland available to those who were willing to homestead on the vast priaries. He was one of the orginal group to settle around the community of Lloydminster. Canada was still very British at the time, so Mr. Ives probably didn't consider his move as 'leaving' Great Britain.
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