Doing a little research on Lieut Frederick William Campbell, VC, I was surprised to find out that he had a connection to the Regiment.
Most people simply believe he only saw service with the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion, CEF, during the 1st World War, and that he died earning the Victoria Cross on 15 Jun 1915.
His attestation papers that he signed when joining the Canadian Expeditionary Force, in 1914, shows him joining the CEF from the 30th Wellington Battalion of Rifles (disbanded 15 Dec 1936), as a Lieutenant. He was was 47 years old when he signed up and barely made it, as the upper age limit was 48.
Earlier (in 1899) he joined the 2nd (Special Service) Bn, The Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry and served with the Regiment throughout the Regiment's service in South Africa.
When he was discharged from the Regiment, in 1900, he was presented with the Queen"s South Africa Medal with the following 4 clasps; "Paardeberg"; "Dreifontein"; "Johannesberg" and "Cape Colony".
He had served with the Machine Gun Section of the Regiment.
So, although he did not earn the VC with the Regiment, Lieut Campbell was an ex RCR.
vaya con Dios
Source : 1 - Library & Archives Canada, Soldiers of the South African War 1899-1902. Reference : RG 38, A-1-a, Volume 16.
Microfilm Reel Number : T-2064.
2 - Soldiers of the South African War (1899 - 1902); Medal Registers on the Library and Archives Canada website.