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  1. Question Kings Royal Rifle Corps

    Hi Folks It has been suggested to me that Rfn Vance L Slade, 1163 joined The Kings Royal Rifle Corps in late 1898. Please can anyone tell me if this is so, and the if the KRRC were out in South Africa and for what period. As I am having a little trouble identifying this chap any additional...

    Started by Yegvard‎, 23-09-2010 8:25 AM
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  2. Cool Where are MOSS F[family

    I am looking for mother’s family MOSS – her siblings and their descendants. My maternal grandparents were Alfred MOSS & Bridget BRENNAN m. 5 Nov.1883 at Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Alfred b June 1856 Cannock, Staffordshire, served 21 years in R.H.Artillery; retired as Master Gunner in...

    Started by doowmat‎, 21-06-2006 6:57 PM
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  3. uniform

    I am totally confused over this uniform. I have ben told by several people that this man is in the 17th lancers in the Boer War. But then another person said "I have doubts that Carson was a 17th Lancer, the image shows he is a Cpl, yet he is not wearing a rank arm badge which was worn by all Cpls...

    Started by sucy88‎, 01-05-2016 1:44 PM
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  4. Long Shot

    Hello everyone, I know this a long shot, but I've seen how helpful people have been to those searching for a way to start, so I thought I'd give it a try. :) Via ancestry DNA I've discovered I am related to some people from South Africa (I'm from UK). I, as far as I knew, am white, and they are...

    Started by mandyc67‎, 11-03-2018 12:14 AM
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  5. South African records

    My great grandfather, Henry George Dixon, emigrated to South Africa in about 1900, we believe he opened a hotel in South Africa, possibly called Hotel Dixon. I would like to know if there is any way of tracing him in SA. Thanks.

    Started by TinaHughes‎, 25-02-2018 8:26 AM
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  6. Need help starting my research

    My great great grandfather was called Thomas Edwards. He was born in 1885 and served in the second Boer war, India, and the First world war. My gigantic pediment is; I know little else about him. He was shot and Mons in 1914, and was subsequently discharged from the Army. He eventually died from...

    Started by Poldarias‎, 02-02-2018 6:51 PM
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  7. Location of DCM written Citations

    Dear Friends, Where can I find the actual citation for a DCM awarded in 1901 for a Boer War Imperial Yeomany 9th Bn sergeant? I imagine there must be a written description of the action that gave rise to the award, where might I find it? The London Gazette gives only the award no written...

    Started by PeterJVC‎, 28-01-2018 9:57 AM
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  8. pvt William Henry Eyles South Wales Borderers

    William Henry Eyles number 6550 joined from the Kent militia in 1899 at the age of 18, he served during the Boer war until 1902, received Boer war medal with 2 clasps, not sure what two clasps signify although according to this site he only had one, ...

    Started by ixtis16‎, 28-01-2018 3:27 PM
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  9. Post 1902 Invalided to Royal Hosp Chelsea?

    My grandfather's Boar War Records (1899 - 1902) 2nd East Surrey Reg, shows that he was invalided back to England to Royal Hospital Chelsea. Where can I find out more as to his invalidity?

    Started by Lady D‎, 18-12-2017 4:20 PM
    boar war casualties, invalidity, patient records
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  10. Relief of Mafeking

    I am trying to get info. on my late Grandfather, Owen Parry 31/10/1882, Born in Liverpool Lancs. who served in the Boer War. I have a bible given to him prior to embarking for South Africa with the 5th. Kings Reg. & an obituary notice from his death on 12th. March 1967, See photo this mentions that...

    Started by parryo‎, 21-01-2018 3:21 PM
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  11. Post ALFRED CLARKE S/n:10401-10th Battery,Bore War

    Looking for any information on ALFRED CLARKE, S/n:10401 Bore War, 10th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. He was discharged from Aldershot & records has his intended place of Res: 30 Pemberton St.,Old Trafford, Manchester, Discharge Date: 12 May 1902. His Medal somehow ended up in Australia, and has...

    Started by youngie‎, 14-12-2017 11:02 AM
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  12. Correction James Kennedy

    Hi, James Kennedy 1st battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers Corporal No. 4312 Died Feb 9, 1900 Intombi camp I was wondering if someone could look up record -- would like to know place of birth and next of kin.

    Started by Kennedyflynn‎, 29-11-2017 3:20 AM
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  13. Boer war Royal Irish Fusiliers

    Hi, I was wondering if someone can look up record for a relative of mine James Kennedy Corporal No. 4519 Royal Irish Fusiliers Died 1899 buried Pretoria?

    Started by Kennedyflynn‎, 26-11-2017 10:18 PM
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  14. Boer War - Hoey

    Hi Everyone, Need some help here, I have a chap who served in South Africa in 1901 according to his wife's census details. Presumably that would have been the Boer War. According to their child's birth certificate in 1900 her fathers occupation: Private in the 2nd Battalion Royal...

    Started by nezzz888‎, 05-10-2017 3:08 PM
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  15. Boer War Chelsea Pensioner

    SQUIRE SOLOMON HOWE - as given on death Record. Solomon Howe was born in 1820 in Derbyshire, England. Married twice, but no name of spouse on death record. Date of Death: 19 May 1885 age 65 Place of Death: De Beers. More information needed - any help appreciated. Thank you.

    Started by JoanHarrison‎, 03-09-2017 10:16 AM
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  16. In Memoriam by Steve Watt

    Hi Just wondering if anybody has a copy of this book who would be willing to look up the record for a Great Uncle who we have just found out died? at? Mafeking. Apparently he was wounded at Kaalfontein in May '01 and subsequently contracted a disease at Mafeking in Jan'02

    Started by StintonLomas‎, 26-08-2011 12:49 AM
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    Hello My Grandfather JOHN WILLIAM WOODSIDE was a Gunner in the Royal Artillery stationed at Fareham, Hampshire in 1891. We believe he went to the Boer War in 1898-1902. I am trying to find his Service Records and they haven't appeared on Ancestry or FindmyPast yet. Last February I wrote to an...

    Started by patriciaberry38‎, 31-08-2010 7:01 AM
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  18. Help to identify regiment

    Hi any help to id these soldiers greatly appreciated. Picture taken circa 1910 Northern Africa.

    Started by Petes303‎, 22-04-2017 6:25 PM
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  19. Essex Regiment - E Jones

    Hello My G G'father's WW1 records show that he had previous military service having joined the Essex Regiment in 1897. Am I right in assuming he would have served in the 2nd Boer War? His name was Edward Jones, born 1874 Stratford, Essex. I've attached the first page of his Short Service...

    Started by RachelMcV‎, 28-02-2017 5:48 PM
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  20. 21st Lancers - Seeking information/photos.

    Seeking information about my Great-Grandfather, Charles John Lawrence Smith https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/records/7068586/private-c-smith-21-lancers/ Any information or photos would be fantastic, I'd love to be able to find out more about him or stories about the 21st lancers in the...

    Started by JamesBlunsdon‎, 18-02-2017 4:56 PM
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