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)