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Anglo-Boer War Research

The Register of the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902.

The Register is the premier research resource for everyone interested in the participants of the Anglo-Boer War.

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The Register is a database that lists men and women who served in the British Imperial Forces during the war in southern Africa; soldiers, sailors, nurses and civilians can all be found in this unique database. To date there are over 382,000 entries. This includes a fully revised and corrected casualty roll of over 60,500 records; the best source for Anglo-Boer War casualties in print and on the Internet. Here are a few reasons why:

  • 3,600 individual records not in the Official Casualty Rolls
  • 10,500 casualty events not in the Official Casualty Rolls
  • 25,600 or 45% Official Casualty roll records updated/corrected
  • 21,100 names linked to a war memorial
  • 1,463 or 45% of casualty locations have a gazetteer entry, 81% of casualties are linked to a gazetteer entry
  • Over 565 sources are used by The Register
  • Over 20,600 records for medals offered for sale or otherwise known to exist

The Register is the best source on casualties,find out why.

Check for the Queen's and King's South Africa entitlement for many thousands of men and women - look for 'ME' when you search for a name.

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