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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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In October 2014 Meurig presented a paper on war memorials at the
International History Conference: From the Anglo-Boer War to the Great War at Talana Museum, Dundee, Kwazulu-Natal October 2014. The proceedings of the Conference can be downloaded here. Research for this paper has added 200 memorials to The Register - with more to come.

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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 296,950 entries. This includes a fully revised and corrected casualty roll of over 59,600 records; the best source for Anglo-Boer War casualties in print and on the Internet. Here are a few reasons why:

  • 2,200 individual records not in the Official Casualty Rolls
  • 3,100 casualty events not in the Official Casualty Rolls
  • 18,800 casualty records updated/corrected (34% of the total casualties)
  • 19,800 names linked to a war memorial
  • 900 casualty locations have a gazetteer entry
  • Over 490 sources are used by The Register

On The Register you can check the Queen's South Africa entitlement for all cavalry regiments, the Imperial Yeomanry, Scottish Horse, Lovat's Scouts and many other thousands of men and women - look for 'ME' when you search for a name.

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In Autumn 2010 The Register became available through FindmyPast. At the recent Who Do You Think You Are show in London The Register figured in a round up of FindmyPast's recent releases. You can hear the interview - skip to 5 minutes 52 seconds to hear about The Register.

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