Findmypast Weekly Update

British Army, Local Armed Forces’ Enrolment Forms, Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
This all-new set contains transcriptions for 64,888 enrolment forms from the Anglo-Boer War, which was fought between the British Empire and the Boer Republic in South Africa between 1899 and 1902.

Although the content of the records varies slightly depending on which enrolment form was used in each case, this set provides the name, age, nationality and trade of each soldier, as well as his regiment, regimental number and place of enlistment.

A physical description of each soldier, and next of kin and their address, are also stated in these records. This provides valuable insight into each individual’s family and background.

The collection includes 786 “Canadian Scouts.”

British Army, East Surrey Regiment 1899-1919
This week, 41,023 records, original image and the transcription, are added to this existing set. Detailing the fighting lives of the soldiers in the East Surrey Regiment, these records offer insight into ancestors who fought in the Anglo-Boer War and the First World War. You’ll typically find the full name, regiment, regimental number, year of birth, and birthplace in these records. There are a range of different record types contained within this set, including medals, orders and rank and file index. Always check the original record image for additional information.

British Army, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment 1901-1918
85,011 records, original record images and a transcriptions have been added to this set. Included are 1918 Prisoners of War, Register of Recruits 1914-1917 and Boer War Medals 1901-1903. Expect to learn the name, regiment, regimental number, rank, birthplace and birth year. Always check the original record image for additional information.

One Reply to “Findmypast Weekly Update”

  1. I am new to your site but am interested in how to view? We ‘lost’ a family member who enlisted to fight in the Boer war, but disappeared. I would like to search for his name. I hope you can help

    Thank you

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