Boer war

Queensland State Archives (QSA) holds archival information about the Boer War.

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Boer War records


Read the Guide to records of the six Queensland Defence Force contingents who fought in the Boer War from 1899 to 1902 in South Africa.

Index to Military Service Records, 1899–1901

Search Index to military records including rank and name, regimental number, company, marital status, period of service, casualties, discharge, medals and address.

Index to Pay Books, 1899–1902

Search Index to the distribution of pay books for the South African Contingents, 1st Contingent, A and B Companies 2nd Contingent 3rd Contingent, and 4th Contingent, listed by surname.

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