How to look for Boer War records
How can I view the records covered in this guide?
This is a brief guide to researching the wide-ranging and scattered military records of the Second Boer War created by the British government.
The guide provides a broad overview of the main sources of information that exist on the subject of the Boer War itself, as opposed to records of the soldiers who fought in the conflict. To look for records of a person involved in the Boer, or South African, war please see our research guide on British Army Soldiers up to 1913.
Many famous people, including Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Baden-Powell and Mahatma Gandhi all served in the Second Boer War. To find out more about a notable person, please refer to our guide on researching famous people.