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  1. 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 7:25 PM
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  2. 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 6:48 PM
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  3. 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 5:56 PM
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  4. Pte A Maddell and Drmr J Lowe

    While finding (Pte J Lomas (DoD 16/01/1902) my Great Uncle's grave at Mafikeng, my daughter found markers for 2 other members of the North Lancs: Pte Maddell DoD 06/07/1901 and Drmr Lowe DoD 15/01/1902. I have photos of both markers if there is anyone searching for these 2 soldiers.

    Started by StintonLomas‎, 31-12-2016 1:46 AM
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  5. Red face George William Walker

    Hello, I have my Great Grandfather's Boer War medals and I am having them mounted and framed. I just need a little more information about him if possible to complete the picture. He was known as William Walker although his first name was George. He was in the Durham Light Infantry. He was a...

    Started by Clarabell‎, 23-08-2016 9:41 PM
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    23-12-2016, 9:55 PM Go to last post
  6. T Coughlan

    Service number 4389 LANCERS I am looking for full first name(s) and his address on record. PAUL COUGHLAN GREAT GRANDSON

    Started by paulcgln‎, 04-04-2016 5:42 PM
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  7. Nurses burial locations

    Where am I likely to obtain a list of burials for the nurses who died in the Boer War? Tony

    Started by Tonym‎, 16-04-2015 4:45 PM
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    23-12-2016, 3:59 PM Go to last post
  8. HLI actions during 1901-1902

    Can anyone direct me to information regards the Highland Light Infantry after 1900? A friend's GGF was in SA until January 1903 but I can't find anything beyond 1900 on the HLI or the Highland Brigade. Was this because it had now become a guerrilla war?

    Started by unitedsound‎, 10-12-2016 10:16 PM
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    14-12-2016, 8:21 PM Go to last post
  9. Great Grandfather Based in India around 1901

    Trying to find out about John Burke Irish. Sadly have no birth details. He was married in Dublin 1893 in Portobello Barracks. He was based in Boherbee Baracks, Tralee, Co. Kerry in 1897 when his 2nd son was born. And his third son was born in India around 1901 or 1902. I think he must have...

    Started by Burkie‎, 21-11-2016 9:42 PM
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  10. Question Seeking information on my Great Grandfather

    Hi I'm trying to track down information about my Great Grandfather who was in the Boar War. His name was Francis Little Fee. He was born on 28 10 1867 at Ballylesson in County Down. According to the 1901 Irish census the family were living at 71 Canmore Street in Belfast and he is...

    Started by Post-it‎, 07-11-2016 6:39 PM
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  11. looking for info on Great Grandfather

    Hello, my Great Grandfather George Robinson is listed as a soldier on his marriage Certificate on 22nd April 1884 in the R C Church of Fermoy, Cork. I know from research that Fermoy had an Army Barracks for training purposes there at that time and was wondering if anyone could help me identify...

    Started by Gelw62‎, 31-10-2016 2:12 PM
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  12. 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 1:49 AM
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  13. Private Peter Flynn

    Hi I am trying to locate any Military records about my great great grandfather Private P Flynn. He was born in Dublin around 1858-1864 and initially joined the Royal Sussex regiment around 1880. He fought in Egypt and Sudan with the Sussex regiment. He also fought in South Africa (Boer war)...

    Started by taylor8212‎, 06-02-2016 10:53 PM
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    Hi All, This is my first post on this site so i'm a bit green so to speak. I'm currently researching my family tree, but specifically my Great Grand Father Joseph Parker. Joseph was born in 1881 in Aberdare , South Wales. All we know about his military history is from my father. He served...

    Started by ddraigcelt‎, 19-06-2016 1:18 PM
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  15. Smile Trying to find details of a great grandfather

    Hi, I am trying to find out any details on my Husband's Great Grandfather, whom we have been told was blinded in Boer War. Details I have - William Woolston Ball born 1865 Ilkeston Derbyshire, I have details of him up until 1881 census, then nothing until 1901 census where he turns up married and...

    Started by jennyball‎, 02-05-2016 3:38 PM
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  16. Missing from 1901 census

    My gandfather Alfred George Rowley born Dec 1879 is missing from the 1901 census (at least I can find him!). This led me to think he might have been away at the Boer War for two reasons 1 He was a Barnado's boy in the 1891 census and they encouraged boys to join the military 2 He became blind...

    Started by Peter‎, 10-06-2008 7:38 PM
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    Hello, I am new to genealogy, so please excuse me if I ask some silly questions:smile: My great grandfather, Harry Reginald Wade was born 30 September 1879 either Karachi, India or England (info taken from family bible and death notices). I am told that Harry Wade was a british soldier in the...

    Started by Dawnh1‎, 12-09-2015 4:30 PM
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  18. 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 2:44 PM
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  19. Irish Regiments in Boer War

    Has anyone heard of Irish Regiments called Dragoon Guards or Lord Strathcona's Horse? I am trying to find a friends grandfather who was Irish and in one of these Regiments in the Boer War.

    Started by daisynook‎, 30-03-2016 9:02 PM
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    31-03-2016, 8:12 PM Go to last post
  20. Trying to find my Great Grandfather

    Hello, I am trying to discover what became of my Great Grandfather Hugh Quinn. His story goes like this he was a solider the Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers and was sent to SA to reinforce the 1st Battalion the Northumberland Fusiliers. he took part in the battle of Cape Colony. We have been told many...

    Started by BennyB‎, 26-02-2016 4:13 PM
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    26-02-2016, 9:51 PM Go to last post

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