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Benson, Lieut.-General F.W.
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The career of the very distinguished officer Major-General C.W. Robinson of Toronto who was an example to the speaker. Many other gentlemen who have gone from Canada and who have entered the Imperial Service. Stories of a few of these men. The speaker's experience as a cadet entering Sandhurst in 1867 with only two other Canadians: Alan Cameron and Alec Gzowksi. The small number of Canadians in the Army in those days in contrast with today. Some of the men the speaker met, and something of their lives. Colonel Nanton of the Royal Engineers who went to the Kingston Military College, a terror to the Boers. Sir Archibald Hunter who came to relieve General Kelly-Kenny. Colonel George Kirkpatrick, Intelligence Officer accompanying Sir Archibald Hunter. Colonel MacInnes, well known in Toronto. Major Dobell, grandson of Sir David Macpherson who distinguished himself in the Mounted Infantry and received the Distinguished Service Order. Major Morris, from another Toronto family, with Thorneycroft as his Staff Officer all through the troublesome times and the dark days of Colenso. Sir Percy Girouard, in the high position he has always taken whenever he has been called upon to serve his country in any capacity. What gives a Canadian a start of a good many yards when he enters the British Army. An officer at the luncheon meeting today, Colonel Bridge; his accomplishments in Cape Town. All who serve in the Imperial Army of one mind as regards the future of Canada.