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South African War (1899-1902)
Browse our catalogue for service records and attestation papers for men who joined the Imperial Yeomanry, a British regiment raised specifically for the Boer War, in WO 128. The records are arranged by regimental number. There are indexes to these records in WO 129.
Look in WO 126 and WO 127 for records of units raised in South Africa which include details of men who enrolled. These are arranged alphabetically by unit name.
King’s African Rifles (1897-1953)
The King’s African Rifles was formed from various East African forces in 1902 and was based in Kenya.
Browse the registers of correspondence relating to the formation and affairs of the King’s African Rifles in CO 581, CO 582, CO 623, CO 624, and CO 820.
Royal West African Frontier Force (1900-1912)
The Royal West African Frontier Force was formed from various West African forces in 1900.
Browse correspondence relating to the formation and affairs of the Royal West African Frontier Force in CO 442 and CO 820.
Royal African Corps (1800-1819 and 1822-1840)
The Royal African Corps was formed in 1800 under Colonel John Fraser.
Browse the general muster books and pay lists of the Royal African Corps and Royal African Colonial Corps in WO 12.