Saturday, March 27, 2010

Finding Anglo-Boer War Ancestors online

Some useful Anglo-Boer War links: Ongoing project to index attestation papers of colonial soldiers from WO 126 TNA. So far the regiments available are:
Ashburners Light Horse
Bechuanaland Rifles
Bethune's Mounted Infantry
Border Horse
Border Scouts
Brabant's Horse
Bushmanland Borderers
Canadian Scouts
Town Guards (A-Da, De-Gro done to date) search various rolls including Natal Field Force Casualties South African National Archives and Record Service, incorporating NAAIRS index South African National Military History Museum; recommended article ‘Researching ancestors who were Servicemen’; details of published medal rolls. Natal Volunteers, Police and Guides  Australians serving in South Africa 1899-1902 listed alphabetically by state and contingent Australian participation in the Anglo-Boer War, sources for service records, medal rolls, attestation papers, enrolment forms, returned soldiers' records Australian War Memorial site with Boer War Nominal Roll. Database searchable by name, unit and keyword

       Ladysmith: Defence of Caesar's Camp   Artist: R Caton-Woodville

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