11/07/2014 01:59 EST | Updated 01/07/2015 05:59 EST

Facts about Canadian casualties and conflicts

With last month's separate targeted attacks that killed two Canadian soldiers on home soil still casting a shadow, thousands of Canadians will come together Tuesday to remember the country's war dead. Here are some facts about Canadian military casualties and conflicts:

South Africa War (1899-1902): About 7,000 served; almost 300 killed.

First World War (1914-1918): About 650,000 served; about 66,000 died.

Second World War (1939-1945): More than one million served; over 45,000 killed.

Korean War (1950-1953): 26,791 soldiers served; 516 died.

Afghanistan (2002-2011): 158 died over course of nine-year mission.

Sources: Veterans Affairs Canada, Department of National Defence. Note: Statistics include tallies from Newfoundland and Labrador, even though the province did not join the Canadian Confederation until 1949.

(The Canadian Press)