23 Dec 09
Books 2, 3 and 4 of the TImes History of the War in South Africa added.
19 Dec 09
Chapters X, XI, XII & XIII of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.
18 Dec 09
A list of the 1,825 names of men commemorated on the Bloemfontein memorial have been transcribed by Colin Roe and added to the site. Colin has done us all a great service with this transcription.
17 Dec 09
List of Talana recipients refreshed. Indication of whether they are known to be extant has been appended to 16% of the entries.
15 Dec 09
Chapters VII, VIII & IX of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.
12 Dec 09
Chapters V & VI of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.
11 Dec 09
Correction made to the title of the Royal Lancaster Regiment page. My thanks to Jeff Hannan for spotting this.
1 Dec 09
Nominal roll for the Boer artillery added. This is from research undertaken by Brian Conyngham and I am very pleased he has allowed this to be published.
30 Nov 09
Chapter IV of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.
29 Nov 09
Chapter II and III of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added. Its slow progress!
28 Nov 09
Page on cyclists started. Pictures of Joubert's funeral added. Images added for some Boer commandos: Krugersdorp, Ladybrand, Rouxville, Hoopstad, Senekal and Johannesburg. My grateful thanks to Elmarie Malherbe for these images.
27 Nov 09
The contents, introduction and chapter I of Michael Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.
26 Nov 09
The site's 5th birthday. In the last 12 months, the site has been visited by 36,928 people (up from 23,677 in the previous 12 months). Of these, 23,928 have been unique individuals (16,727 last year). The average is 101 visits per day (60 last year). 3,641 people have visited over 25 times in the year (over 1,000 a year ago). 622 people have visited over 200 times in the year (140 last year). The visitors came from 143 countries (134 last year):
The top 10 countries for visitors are:
1. United Kingdom 17,973 (11,629 last year)
2. South Africa 6,094 (3,803 last year)
3. Australia 3,132 (1,557 last year)
4. United States 2,667 (2,513 last year)
5. Canada 1,603 (1,145 last year)
6. New Zealand 757 (445 last year)
7. Ireland 445 (301 last year)
8. France 355 (173 last year)
9. Germany 308 (154 last year)
10. Sweden 305 (94 last year)
The shortest visit of the year seems to have been from Puerto Rico where the person viewed a single page and stayed on the site for less than one second. There was one visitor from the Cote d'Ivorie who only visited the site once but viewed two pages and stayed on the site for 15 minutes. Perhaps the user took a long phone call in between opening the first page and closing the second or found the second page visited to be very interesting?
My thanks to Terry for being one of the most regular users of the site.
This year has seen the site grow in many areas. The addition of the nominal rolls and the books in PDF format are some of the highlights.
Overall, the site consists of 21,398 files and 44,373 internal hyperlinks.
25 Nov 09
Build the infrastructure to start recording the history of the Boer Commandos. If you have any information on the commandos that can be used on my site, please contact me.
21 Nov 09
Biography of P C Eliot-Lockhart DSO corrected. My thanks to Chris Kalinowski for this information.
20 Nov 09
Correction made to the wording of the Memorials page. My thanks to Colin Roe for spotting these errors.
19 Nov 09
Pictures from the memorial at Primrose Cemetery and Colenso added.
18 Nov 09
Biographies in PDF format added for the officers of the RAMC to 1898.
17 Nov 09
Pictures from the Bloemfontein Memorial added.
16 Nov 09
Pictures from the memorials on Spion Kop added.
15 Nov 09
The appendices and anecdotes added from Stevens' Complete History of the South Africa War.
14 Nov 09
The final chapters added from Stevens' Complete History of the South Africa War.
13 Nov 09
Fifteen more chapters added from Stevens' Complete History of the South Africa War.
12 Nov 09
The biography of Robert Scott VC expanded with his post-Boer War service. Thank you to Capt Robert Bonner (Retd) for this information. Five more chapters added from Stevens' Complete History of the South Africa War.
11 Nov 09
First three chapters of Stevens' Complete History of the South Africa War added.
10 Nov 09
Remaining 13 chapters of the Earl of Rosslyn's Twice captured added.
9 Nov 09
A page on the organisation of the Transvaal Boers added.
8 Nov 09
Formatting of the Anglo Forces page improved.
1 Nov 09
Pictures of the memorial in the Newcastle cemetery added.
31 Oct 09
Pictures of the memorial in the Kroonstad cemetery added.
30 Oct 09
Correction made to the account of James Knight VC. Thank you to Captain Robert Bonner (Retd) for this correction.
29 Oct 09
Revised and improved list of Natal Police casualties added. My thanks to Brett Hendey for this information.
28 Oct 09
A page giving the structure of the Natal Police in 1899 including post holders has been added.
25 Oct 09
Account of the Natal Police. My thanks to Brett Hendey for this account.
24 Oct 09
Sketches of Talana, Stormberg, Zilikat's Nek, Mafeking and Colenso added. My thanks to John Wilson for these images.
23 Oct 09
Diary of Trooper Walter Airey CIV added. My thanks to Joy Fisher for allowing his diary and photograph to be published.
21 Oct 09
Elandslaagte day. Recent photographs of the memorial at the Elandslaagte Naval cemetery added.
20 Oct 09
Talana day. Recent photographs of Talana Hill added.
19 Oct 09
More chapters of the Earl of Rosslyn's Twice captured added.
18 Oct 09
Provisional list of the 4,880 men who earned the Talana clasp added.
17 Oct 09
QSA roll for Tucker's Scouts added. If anyone knows of the existence of any of these medals, please make contact.
16 Oct 09
Correction made to the roll for the Camperdown RA. Thank you Rory!
15 Oct 09
Rules for the Nottingham Road Road Rifle Association added. This information is taken from the Natal Government Gazette 1899. Similar entries exist for the other Rifle Associations but these have not been reproduced as they look very similar to the Nottingham Road entry.
14 Oct 09
For the Canadian Scouts KSA roll images, a list of the names of men listed on the roll has been added. This makes the images much easier to use. Grateful thanks to Colin Roe for transcribing these names.
12 Oct 09
QSA rolls added for the Camperdown Rifle Association, Highlands Rifle Association, Karkloop Rifle Association, Lidgetton Rifle Association, Malton and District Rifle Association, Umlass Road Rifle Association and Warhburg Rifle Association.
11 Oct 09
Site maintenance on hyperlinks undertaken. All the hyperlinks are believed to work correctly. If this is not the case, please let me know.
10 Oct 09
QSA rolls added for Weston Rifle Association, Upper Tugela Rifle Association, Wilge Fontein Rifle Association and Melmoth Rifle Association.
9 Oct 09
First 11 chapters of the Earl of Rosslyn's Twice captured added.
8 Oct 09
An account of the South African Constabulary added.
7 Oct 09
The entry for Lt Col J H G Byng corrected. My thanks to Everett Sharp for this information.
6 Oct 09
5 Oct 09
Biography of P C Eliot-Lockhart DSO corrected. My thanks to Chris Kalinowski for this information.
4 Oct 09
Information on the Natal Volunteer Hotchkiss Battery expanded. My thanks to Brian Conyngham for this information.
3 Oct 09
Images of QSA naming styles expanded.
2 Oct 09
Images showing the naming of War Correspondents' medals added.
1 Oct 09
Picture of the group to Colonel Benson added.
30 Sep 09
Image of the book inscribed by Major Gore to General White added.
12 Sep 09
Biography of C R Berkeley DSO expanded.
7 Sep 09
Diary of Captain H N Schofield VC added. My grateful thanks to Martin Daniels for allowing me to add this information to my site.
6 Sep 09
Correction made to the shipping list for Jul 02. My thanks to David Weaver for this information.
5 Sep 09
Named photographs of the officers and NCOs of the 1st South Staffs Regiment added.
4 Sep 09
KSA Roll images for the Canadian Scouts added.
3 Sep 09
Service documents for the BSAP added. Attestation papers for Scott's Railway Guards and the Canadian Scouts added.
2 Sep 09
Detailed account of the Jameson Trial from the Cape Argus added.
1 Sep 09
A table showing the strength and location of Natal Police at the end of Dec 1899 has been added.
30 Aug 09
Biography in pdf format of C F Winter added.
27 Aug 09
QSA roll images for the East London DMT added.
25 Aug 09
More information added to the biography of James Huntley Knight VC. My thanks again to Francine Powell for this information.
24 Aug 09
Correction made to the biography of James Huntley Knight VC. My thanks to Francine Powell for this information.
11 Aug 09
Correction made to the diary of G A Bowers for Aug 00. My thanks to Ian Cowie for this information.
10 Aug 09
Pictures added to The Natal Campaign. Note also that Burleigh spells Elandslaagte as Eland's Laagte. In order that Burleigh's pages about Elandslaagte appear in searches, I have inserted the word Elandslaagte on each page where Eland's Laage appears.
8 Aug 09
Diary of Tpr G A Bowers of Lord Strathcona's Horse added. My grateful thanks to Mike Clare and the Glenbow Museum for transcribing this information and for allowing it to be made available on this site.
7 Aug 09
Text and from Burleigh's The Natal Campaign added.
3 Aug 09
Picture of Bennet Burleigh added.
2 Aug 09
Biography of H Y Beale DSO expanded. My thanks to Philip Duggan for this information.
1 Aug 09
Biography of Henry Hippisley created.
24 Jul 09
Veterinary nominal roll added.
22 Jul 09
Further transcriptions for the Important Decisions Book. My thanks to Ryan for this information.
17 Jul 09
Boer War KCB page expanded.
15 Jul 09
Research services launched.
11 Jul 09
Biography of Ponsonby Glen Huggins corrected. My thanks to David Alan Grierson (aka Lyon), 1960 for this information.
8 Jul 09
Biography of Edwin Tivey DSO expanded.
7 Jul 09
More images added to the Important Decisions Book.
6 Jul 09
The page on QSA naming styles expanded.
2 Jul 09
Page on the DTD expanded.
24 Jun 09
Text from Major F M Crum's With the Mounted Infantry in South Africa added.
23 Jun 09
Title for the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) corrected. My thanks to Brian Leishman MBE, Maj (Retd), the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) for this information.
22 Jun 09
Work started on transcribing the Important Decisions Book.
20 Jun 09
I am pleased to be able to host a newly written account of the battle at Bakenlaagte, 30 Oct 1901. The account has been written by Clive Wilsworth, runs to 30 pages and is presented as a PDF file. Clive is making his booklet available free of charge.
19 Jun 09
Nominal roll images added for Herschel Native Police, Dennison's Scouts and Driscoll's Scouts.
18 Jun 09
Information on the Cape Colony Volunteers expanded.
16 Jun 09
Page added for the St Helena Volunteer Sharpshooters.
15 Jun 09
Additions made to the Ladysmith TG roll.
12 Jun 09
Changes made to the WO127 index page.
9 Jun 09
List of recipients of the QSA to the Ladysmith Town Guard expanded. My thanks to Rory for this additional information. Information added to the Cape LS&GC page.
8 Jun 09
Information and pictures added on the Ladysmith Town Guard and a list of QSA recipients.
6 Jun 09
Biography of Major C H L Beatty DSO expanded. Pages added on the Press Censors' Department, Church Army Volunteers, Soldiers' Christian Association and Native Labour Corps.
5 Jun 09
QSA roll for the Fingo Levies added. PDF files relating to the War Service of Officers, 1905, added.
4 Jun 09
Natal Who's Who 1906 added. This is available in two forms; single complete pdf file or individual pfd for each letter of the surname. Information on the British Red Cross Society and Army Scripture Readers added.
3 Jun 09
Picture of Frank Crosskey, 21st IY added. My thanks to Robyn Fisher for this photograph. Nominal roll images added for Gorringe's Flying Column, Loch's Horse and Ross Machine Gun Battery. Further image added for the Imperial Yeomanry Scouts.
2 Jun 09
Nominal roll images added for Natal Volunteer Composite Regiment, Orange River Scouts, Mount Coke Contingent, Molteno Town Guard, Menne's Scouts, Kaffrarian Rifles, Brabant's Horse, Bushmanland Borderers, Hannay's Scouts, Commander In Chief's Bodyguard, Driscoll's Scouts, DEOVR, Durban Light Infantry, Eastern Province Horse, Frontier Light Horse and French's Scouts.
1 Jun 09
Nominal roll images added for Warwick's Scouts, Rundle's Scouts, Settle's Scouts, Geoghegan's Scouts, Clanwilliam Convoy Guard, Herbert Mounted Rifles, Cullinan's Horse, Brett's Scouts and Port Alfred Imperial Mounted Police.
31 May 09
Nominal roll images added for Prince Alfred's Guard Mounted Infantry, Queenstown Rifle Volunteers, Robertson DMT, SAMIF, Utrecht Mounted Police and Warren's Mounted Infantry.
30 May 09
Illustrations and some chapters from Burnett's The 18th Hussars in South Africa added.
29 May 09
Information on RN KSAs expanded.
28 May 09
Information updated on clasps and QSAs to colonial units.
25 May 09
The information on H H Settle and Settle's Scouts revised.
23 May 09
Page on the Cape LS&GC medal expanded.
21 May 09
Umvoti Mounted Rifles, Vryburg Scouts, Western Light Horse, Willowmore Town Guard and Kimberley Light Horse / Kimberley Horse / Kimberley Mounted Corps / Griqualand West Light Horse nominal roll images added.
20 May 09
Rimington's Guides, Railway Pioneer Regiment, Scottish Horse, Scott's Railway Guards and Steinaecker's Horse nominal roll images added. List of some of the colonials who attended the 1902 Coronation added.
19 May 09
Attestation roll for the Cape Mounted Police added. This page is the result of many months of work by Adrian Ellard and I'm pleased to be able to host this excellent information. Adrian can take orders for copies of the original attestation papers held at the Cape Town Archives (contact details and charges are shown on the page).
17 May 09
Information on the Cape LS&GC and Natal LS&GC medals added.
16 May 09
Roberts Horse nominal roll images added.
15 May 09
Marshall's Horse, Montmorency's Scouts, Border Scouts, Warren's Scouts, Struben's Scouts, Tucker's Scouts, Fraserburg Scouts, Cape Medical Staff Corps, Natal Naval Volunteers, Orpen's Light Horse, Rand Rifles, Rhodesia Regiment and Namaqualand Border Scouts nominal roll images added. Picture of the NNV added. My thanks to Jeffry Guthrie-Strachan for this image.
14 May 09
Dordrecht Town Guard, Imperial Bearer Corps, Imperial Hospital Corps, Imperial Yeomanry Counts, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, Kitchener's Fighting Scouts and Kitchener's Horse nominal roll images added.
13 May 09
88 images from Romer's Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers added. 30 images added from Crowe's Commission of HMS Terrible. King William's Town Town Guard, Bethune's Mounted Infantry, Border Horse, Canadian Scouts and Colonial Scouts nominal roll images added.
12 May 09
Text, illustrations and plans from the account of the siege of Ladysmith by H H S Pearse, Four Months Besieged, added. Text and images from Lord Milner's Work in South Africa by W Basil Worsfold added.
11 May 09
Correction made to the biography of Walter Thurburn. My thanks to Mary Crane for this information.
10 May 09
The text from George Crowe's The Commission of HMS Terrible 1898-1902 has been added. Text relating to HMS Terrible's time in China has been omitted.
7 May 09
The text from Baynes' My Diocese During The War has been added.
6 May 09
Text and pictures from Lionel James's On the heels of De Wet added.
4 May 09
Text and pictures from St J Gore's book The Green Horse in Ladysmith added. Text and pictures from Burne's With the Naval Brigade in Natal 1899 - 1900.
3 May 09
Correction made to the entry for the Scottish Rifles. My thanks to David Christie for this information. 18 Images of the RDF added. One image of the RIF added. Text from Romer's book on the Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers added.
2 May 09
Remaining chapters of Durand's biography of George White added. Those chapter that relate to his life after South Africa have been omitted.
30 Apr 09
Links updated with a site offering information on Boer War casualties. My thanks to Terl Bryant for this link. First 10 chapters from the book by Sir Mortimer Durand on George White added.
28 Apr 09
Correction made to the QSA roll for HMS Powerful. My thanks to Lee Greagsbey for this information.
27 Apr 09
Correction made to the casualty list of the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
24 Apr 09
List of RN casualties added.
23 Apr 09
QSA rolls for the RN added.
22 Apr 09
Pictures of the Liverpool Regiment from the ILN added. Text from the book by T T Jeans on the Naval Brigades added. Corrections made to the Natal FF casualty information. My thanks to Colin Roe for his assistance.
21 Apr 09
Correction made to the 1st Y&L Regiment casualties. Thank you to Roy Lowe for this. 1st Btn KRRC casualties (370 men) added. My thanks to Colin Roe for pointing out this small (!) omission.
19 Apr 09
Text from Holt's 'The Mounted Police of Natal' added.
18 Apr 09
Pictures of the Cape Copper Company Medal for the Defence of O'okiep added. My thanks to Mike Clare for these images. Correction made to the 2nd RDF casualty list. My thanks to Pelling for this information.
17 Apr 09
11,205 Natal Field Force casualties added. The casualties are listed alphabetically by battalion/battery within unit and relate to the period in Natal between 20 Oct 99 and 26 Oct 00.
13 Apr 09
Nominal roll for the Natal Volunteer Ambulance Corps added.
12 Apr 09
Map of Faber's Put added.
8 Apr 09
Page on the Cape Copper Company Medal for the Defence of O'okiep added. Information on Sgt Muller DCM added.
7 Apr 09
Page on the Namaqualand Town Guard and O'okiep Volunteers added. Information on the Defence of O'okiep expanded and photographs added.
3 Apr 09
Named picture of the officers of the Kaffrarian Rifles added.
2 Apr 09
Correction made to the entry for Bryce Stewart DSO. My thanks to Alix Hickman for this information.
31 Mar 09
Text from Deneys Reitz's Commando added.
25 Mar 09
Elandslaagte medal roll update #2 issued.
20 Mar 09
Correction made to the 9th Lancers QSA page. Information on the Border Scouts reformatted. Two additions made to the QSA naming styles page.
6 Mar 09
Nominal roll images for the Natal Royal Rifles, Natal Volunteer Medical Corps and Natal Volunteer Veterinary Corps added.
5 Mar 09
Nominal roll images for the Natal Volunteer Staff, Natal Carbineers and Natal Mounted Rifles added.
3 Mar 09
Nominal roll images for the Cattle Rangers added.
28 Feb 09
Nominal roll images for the Bushveldt Carbineers added.
27 Feb 09
Nominal roll images for Border Mounted Rifles added.
26 Feb 09
Nominal roll images for Ashburner's Light Horse added.
23 Feb 09
RSS feed containing the What's new information has been added.
21 Feb 09
PDF images for the 4 volumes that comprise Sir Frederick Maurice's History of the War in South Africa 1899 - 1902 added. The 4 volumes contain 556, 732, 636 and 794 pages respectively. The PDF files are fully searchable.
12 Feb 09
Three volumes of the Times History in searchable PDF format added. 1,372 pages.
11 Feb 09
Links page updated, My thanks to Ian Anderson for this information. Indexing problems with some of the cavalry QSA pages resolved.
10 Feb 09
PDF images for the 8 volumes that comprise Louis Creswicke's 'South Africa and the Transvaal War' added. The 8 volumes contain 276, 288, 282, 298, 282, 300, 304 and 282 pages respectively. A total of 2,312 pages. The PDF files are fully searchable.
9 Feb 09
Images for the Natal Field Artillery Nominal Roll added. The WO100 page for South African units re-indexed and the layout has been improved.
8 Feb 09
7 Feb 09
Changes made to the biography of W Davies DSO. Nominal roll for the Bechuanaland Rifles added.
6 Feb 09
The remaining images for the Imperial Light Horse nominal roll, 81 images for surnames L - Z, added.
31 Jan 09
Images for the Imperial Light Horse nominal roll, surnames A - K, added.
30 Jan 09
Portrait of E W B Morrison, RCA added. My thanks to Doug Hearns for this image.
27 Jan 09
The story of Robert and Sydney Cockman who served in the Gordon Highlanders has been added. My thanks to Virginia Silvester for contributing this article.
26 Jan 09
Home page updated.
23 Jan 09
Information on the Dundee units expanded.
19 Jan 09
The image of the Irish Guards corrected. Only half the image was available when the thumbnail was clicked. My thanks to Nicholas Wilkes for pointing out this publishing error.
13 Jan 09
Correction made to the entry for P C W Goodwyn. My thanks to Tom Holden for this information.
12 Jan 09
Details of the Transport Medal to W M Ross added.
11 Jan 09
DCM data updated.
7 Jan 08
List of Kimberley defenders refreshed with new extant medal information added.
2 Jan 09
Prince of Wales' Light nominal roll and discharge information added.
1 Jan 09
Site updated for 2009.