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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 314,000 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:

  • 4,000 individual records not in the Official Casualty Rolls
  • 3,100 casualty events not in the Official Casualty Rolls
  • 22,000 or 39% Official Casualty roll records updated/corrected
  • 20,000 names linked to a war memorial
  • 1,385 casualty locations have a gazetteer entry
  • Over 565 sources are used by The Register
  • Nearly 18,000 records for medals offered for sale or otherwise known to exist
  • 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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    We hope you find this website useful, informative and easy to use.

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