Daily Archives: 20th July 2015

New Anglo Boer War Records from FindMyPast

FindMyPast has announced a new update to their Anglo-Boer War Records Collection which adds nearly 900 new records of British Army soldiers serving in the British Army at the time of the Second Boer War:

Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902 Update

More than 293,000 records are now held in the register and information in each record can include name, rank, service number, regiment and honours.

The First Boer War or Transvaal War – 16th December 1880 – 23rd March 1981 arose because of the British attempt to implement confederation over the colonies of South Africa. The ensuing revolt by the Boers was ultimately successful in that the British government gave the Boers self government of the Transvaal in the peace treaty of 23 March 1881.

The Second Boer War – 11th October 1899 – 31st May 1902 was a major international conflict fought by the Boers of the South African and Orange Free State republics against the forces of the British Empire, resulting in the two republics becoming part of the British Empire.