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The Register of the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 - Anglo-Boer War Casualties, medals and much more

Boer war casualties? Boer war medals? The Register is the premier award winning research resource for everyone interested in the participants of the Anglo-Boer War, over 427,920 men and women are included.

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Latest Blogs

Casualty Records

Uncorrected - why does this matter?

Fully Revised: 60,500 records, 3,600 "new"names, 10,500 new casualty events

The Spion Kop - Who was on the hill?

Medal Roll pages/clasp entitlement

Error strewn index

Yes, over 389,940 medal roll page links with One View - unique to The Register - one click shows all this information on a single page. And over 282,000 clasp entitlements. Save time!

The Ghurkas and the War.

Honours & Awards


In Progress: All VCs, DCMs, '000s DSOs, MIDs & other honour and awards

For more informative blogs browse the full index

War Memorials


In Progress: 21,100 names linked to war memorials

Biographical details


Yes - often linking men to previous and subsequent military service

Service Papers


Indicate if they are known to exist covers Navy, Marines, Army (regulars & militia) and RAF



45% casualty locations and 81% casualties linked to a mapped location

Data Insights


Yes: The Research Centre.

Sources Used


Over 565 sources listed here.

Medals Exist?


25,480 records of medals extant for 19,240 individuals, including previous and subsequent military service

Handy Summary Page for Your Records?


Yes! View Sample Summary Page

Expert Compiler and Research Assistance?


Yes, 37 plus years experience

Regularly updated?


Yes, at least once a week

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