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The Boer War 1899 - 1902

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Jaks

Jaks Report 31 Aug 2013 10:16

Hi! Can anyone help me please, I am looking for military records for the second Dorsetshire regiment in the Boer war. very little can be found and many records have apparently been 'lost'. My Grandfather fought in the Boer war and was then posted to India until approx 1911 where he was returned home sick. he continued in the Army until 1913 when he was demobbed at the age of 38 years. (he lied about his age to get into the army!)
I find the war records office website a nightmare to negotiate. any tips or hints please for someone with limited info to start with?
Thanks all
Jacqui :-S

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 31 Aug 2013 12:46

Not sure what site the war records office website is?

Find my past have British Army Service Records 1760-1915

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/army-service-records/all

Anglo-Boer War records 1899-1902

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/boer-war-register-search-start.action?product=BW?gclid=CNyzmdHOp7kCFXLItAoddSUA3A

Also see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/british-army-soldiers-discharge-and-pension-records.htm

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