The acknowledgements page was used between 2004 and 2010 to record changes to the site and to thank people for their contribution.  Once the site added the ability for users to add their own content and for changes to be automatically identified, the need for this page diminished and it stopped being updated.  It has been retained so that information on the past history and development of the site can still be accessed.

Nov 2011

The statistics for the site in the last year make interesting reading:

Visitors: 80,836.  64% are new visitors.  Represent 172 countries

Countries with the most visitors: 1.  UK.  2.  SA.  3.  Australia.  4. USA.  5. Canada.  6.  NZ

Visits: 124,074

Page views: 538,330

Average time on site: 4:45

51 - 100 visits in the year: 2,405 people

101 - 200 visits in ther year: 1,803 people

200+ visits in the year: 2,448 people

24 Nov 10

The 24th November marks the 6th anniversary of the start of the site.  In the last year the site has been visited a total of 74,866 times by 52,479 individuals (39,848 and 25,900 respectively in the previous year), viewing 345,403 pages (197,526 in the previous year).  1,161 users have visited between 51-100 times, 1,000 users have visited 101-200 times and 1,532 users have visited more than 200 times in the year.  The average time on the site of 5 minutes and 6 seconds.  Users from 189 counties have accessed the site in the last year.

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14 Nov 10

The attestation papers for the Kimberley Horse, Eastern Province Horse and Settle's Scouts added.  This takes the number of attestation papers to 5,315.  Each image has been carefully catalogued by Malcolm Webster.  My grateful thanks to Malcolm for allowing the images to be used on the site. 

13 Oct 10

Attestation papers for the Railway Pioneer Regiment have been added.  This information has been made available through the hard work of Malcolm Webster who has allowed the images he captured to be reproduced on this site.  My thanks also to the National Archives for allowing them to be displayed.

30 Sep 10

This page has always been used in the past to identify new and changed information on the site.  As this is catered for in different ways now, the need for a page to explain what is new is diminished.  However, the page also acted as an acknowlement for the contribution that other people make to the site so I have renamed the page from 'What's New' so that these contributions can continue to be recognised.

27 Sep 10

The site now has 5,871 images and 1,822 articles or pages.  In the week since the launch there have been nearly 20,000 pages viewed.

26 Sep 10

Links added

20 Sep 10

New site launched

19 Sep 10

A last look at the old site's home screen:

         

The familiar home page of the site
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27 Mar 10

Links to Australian War Museum corrected. Thank you to Jeff Hannan for spotting this.

26 Mar 10

Information on the Carolina Commando added.  My grateful thanks to Ian Cowie for this information.

22 Mar 10

Work started on the replacement website.

17 Mar 10
Correction made to the QSA roll for HMS Gibraltar. My thanks to Jeff Hannan and Jan van de Merwe for this information.

24 Feb 10
Attestation papers for members of the Railway Pioneer Regiment with Surname A added. These images have been made available through the work and generosity of Malcolm Webster.

18 Feb 10
Biography and portrait of Major Pomeroy Holland-Pryor added. Thank you to Peter Duckers for this portrait.

14 Feb 10
Biography of Oliver Julian CMG added. Picture added of the medals to E P Dorrien-Smith DSO and two groups to the SLI. My thanks to Peter Duckers for these images.

13 Feb 10
Biography of J Adye CB added. Final three chapters from Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added. Phew! More images added to the page of problem QSAs.

12 Feb 10
Chapters XXXVII and XXXVIII from Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.

11 Feb 10
Chapter XXXVI from Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.

10 Feb 10
Five more chapters from Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.

9 Feb 10
Chapters XXIV, XXV, XXVII, XXVIII and XXIX of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.

8 Feb 10
Picture and medals of Sgt F C Farmer DCM added. My thanks to Rae Lambert for these images. Added additional pictures of Emily Hobhouse, including a lovely colour photograph. Elmarie, you are a star!

7 Feb 10
Portrait of Emily Hobhouse added.

3 Feb 10
Chapters XXI, XXII and XXIII of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.

2 Feb 10
Chapter XX of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.

1 Feb 10
Chapter XIX of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.

31 Jan 10
Biography of S S Binny DSO expanded.

30 Jan 19
Nominal list for Geoghegan's Scouts added. Thank you, Colin!

29 Jan 10
Nominal list for Rundle's Scouts added. Images of a QSA to Rundle's Scouts also added.

25 Jan 10
Nominal list for the PAGMI added.

17 Jan 10. Chapter XXVI of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added. Page on the KSA to South African units added.

16 Jan 10
Nominal list for Warren's MI added. My thanks (again) to Colin Roe for these 668 names. Page on HMS Sybille expanded. List of Spion Kop casualties added.

15 Jan 10
Nominal list for Driscoll's Scouts added. My grateful thanks to Colin Roe for these 2,481 names.

14 Jan 10
Portrait picture of Captain F G Casson added. My thanks to Sean Buck for this image.

13 Jan 10
List of Kimberley defenders updated. The 5,458 names now include 999 recipients whose medals are known to exist.

12 Jan 10
Biography of Lt Col Lawley 7th Hussars added.

3 Jan 10
Correction made to the entry for E S C Willis DSO. My thanks to Lawney Martin for spotting my error.

2 Jan 10
Chapters XIV, XV, XVI, XVII & XVIII of Davitt's Boer Fight for freedom added.

1 Jan 10
Site updated for 2010.

 


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
Links updated.

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
Links updated.

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.

 


11 Dec 08
Details of extant Transport Medals expanded.

 

7 Dec 08
Nominal roll images for the Protectorate Regiment added.

6 Dec 08
Image of the Boer leader Colenbrander added. My thanks to Elmarie Malherbe for this image.

5 Dec 08
Correction made to the biography of General Lemmer. My thanks to Dale Schultz for this information.

26 Nov 08
The site's 4th birthday. In the last 12 months, the site has been visited by 23,677 people of which 16,727 have been unique individuals. The average is 60 visits per day. Over 1,000 people have visited over 25 times in the year. 140 people have visited over 200 times in the year. The visitors came from 134 countries.

The top 7 countries for visitors are:
1. United Kingdom 11,629
2. South Africa 3,803
3. United States 2,513
4. Australia 1,557
5. Canada 1,145
6. New Zealand 445
7. Ireland 301
22 Nov 08
Nominal roll images for the South African Light Horse added.

15 Nov 08
Home page altered to advertise the new book by Charles Aikenhead on the VC won around Ladysmith.

14 Nov 08
Defence of Kimberley recipient roll refreshed to reflect more QSAs that have come to light.

13 Nov 08
The biography of H K Jackson corrected. My thanks to Nick Symes for this information.

10 Nov 08
Nominal roll for Thorneycroft's Mounted infantry added. This is in the form of images taken from the WO127 information held at the National Archives. My grateful thanks to Frankie Hastings for her help with arranging the licence to be able to reproduce these images. My thanks also to Kevin Asplin for his permission to use the images.

9 Nov 08
Information on the National Scouts, Farmer's Guard and Fingo Levies added.

8 Nov 08
Page containing QSA naming examples expanded.

4 Nov 08
The existence of GCHGSMs was updated. My thanks to Adrian Ellard for this information.

3 Nov 08
Information on the Canadian Scouts revised. Biography of A V Jenner corrected.

21 Oct 08
Roll of recipients of the CGHGSM added. Permission to reproduce this list of 5,154 recipients has very kindly been given by Marty Wagner and I am very grateful for the chance to add this information to the site. Neil Raaff was also greatly involved in the creation of this information. There is a new page listing the number of CGHGSM medals by unit and another page listing the CGHGSM clasps by unit.

18 Oct 08
Text from L March Phillipp's book With Rimington added.

14 Oct 08
Biography of Henry Crandon VC expanded. My thanks to Elmarie Malherbe for this information.

11 Oct 08
Information on the 18th Hussars expanded.

10 Oct 08
Biography of Henry Ponting Northcott expanded.

9 Oct 08
Biographies of F C Stanley DSO, S De B Lockyer, D L Maxwell DSO expanded. My thanks to Martin Daniels for this information.

8 Oct 08
Biography of A Collier DCM expanded. My thanks to Chris Collier for this information.

7 Oct 08
Page containing QSA naming examples expanded.

30 Sep 08
Biography of JBB Dickson expanded.

29 Sep 08
Biography of Sidney Chapin DSO created. Biography of Count Gleichen updated.

28 Sep 08
Page containing QSA naming examples expanded.

20 Sep 08
Correction made to the entry for Andrew Uniacke DSO. My thanks to S Stacey for alerting me to this mistake.

18 Sep 08
Links updated with a link to the Leicester Imperial Yeomanry page added. This site has some great photographs and a nominal roll.

16 Sep 08
Page containing QSA naming examples expanded. The page containing the names of the defenders of Kimberley has been amended to indicate those recipients whose medals are known.

14 Sep 08
QSA to Pte C Holland added to the 5th Lancers page.

7 Sep 08
List of the 5,462 defenders of Kimberley added.

5 Sep 08
Correction made to the entry for P J Probyn DSO. My thanks to Adrian FitzGerald for this information.

28 Aug 08
Links updated.

25 Aug 08
Links updated.

5 Aug 08
Facsimilies of Army Order 94 authorising the QSA and Army Order 232 authorising the KSA added.

27 Jul 08
Text and illustrations from Viljeon's Reminiscences added.

26 Jul 08
Text and illustrations from Filson Young's book on the Relief of Mafeking added.

18 Jun 08
Images on QSA unit names expanded.

17 Jun 08
Image of a KSA named to the Provisional Transvaal Constabulary added. My thanks to Ed Hunter for this image.

16 Jun 08
A page on the Provisional Transvaal Constabulary added.

13 Jul 07
Information on Settle's Scouts added.

7 Jul 08
Article on the Scandinavian Volunteers by Stellan Bojerud added.

6 Jul 08
Picture of the DCM group to W Stainforth added.

24 Jun 08
Portrait and biography of J B Backhouse CB added.

23 Jun 08
Biography and portrait of William Stainforth DCM added.

22 Jun 08
Added the diary of Joseph Lindsay who served in the 64th RFA in the Natal operations. My thanks to Richard Lindsay for the permission to reproduce this information.

19 Jun 09
An account of imprisonment by the Boers added. My thanks to the Curator of the Museum of the Gloucester Regiment for allowing the article, from the archives, to be reproduced.

16 Jun 08
Information on the Gloucester Regiment expanded.

15 Jun 08
Biography of Herbert Capel Cure extended. My thanks to Bob Lynes for supplying some additional information and to the Gloucester Regimental Museum for the source information.

13 Jun 08
Information on M S Thring's award of the QSA added.

9 Jun 08
Link to a book on the Boksburg Commando added. My thanks to Kevin Mills for this information.

31 May 08
Information on DCMs and Transport Medals added.

21 May 08
Correction made to the 9th Lancers QSA recipients. I would like to thank Dave Bean for pointing this out.

17 May 08
Biography of Herbert Raitt expanded.

15 May 08
Correction made to the list of QSA recipients in the 19th Hussars. My thanks to Clive Strugnell for bringing this to my attention.

12 May 08
Additions made to the biography of Frank Aubrey Jones. My thanks to Lynne Turner for this information.

27 Apr 08
The page on Queen Victoria's scarves has been updated. My thanks to Norma Bethune for this information.

26 Apr 08
Correction made to the entry for Richard Henry Ewart. My thanks to Alix Baker for this correction.

25 Apr 08
Biography of John Laing enhanced.

24 Apr 08
Home page updated.

7 Apr 08
Correction made to the biography of George Richey DSO. My thanks to Philip Clark for this information. A page added listing men from HMS Terrible who gained both the RoL and Relief Of Pekin clasps added. Many thanks to David Humphry for this excellent information.

6 Apr 07
Correction made to the naming of the unit Strathcona's Horse. My thanks to Wyn van der Schee for pointing out this error.

31 Mar 08
Information and pictures on the Nooitgedacht battle added.

28 Mar 08
Biography of J A E MacBean expanded.

27 Mar 08
Biography of H Capel Cure expanded.

21 Mar 08
Home page changed and information about the book The Colonials at Talana added.

18 Mar 08
DCM information updated.

7 Mar 08
Picture of the monument to the engagement att Moolmaanspruit, near Ficksburg, added and a picture of the monument at Onverwacht added. Biography of Ignatius Ferreira added. Portraits of HP Airey, Lord Kitchener, Evelyn Wood, Hector MacDonald, E T H Hutton, R S S Baden Powell, Frederick Kitchener, H J T Hildyard, R A P Clements, F W E F Forrestier-Walker, W D Otter, Lord Methuen and R Pole Carew added. My grateful thanks to Elmarie Malberbe for this information and pictures.

6 Mar 08
Links updated and corrected.

29 Feb 08
Biography of William Scott DSO expanded.

10 Feb 08
Examples of QSA unit namings expanded.

26 Jan 08
Added new DCM information.

22 Jan 08
Added new DCM and FID information. Links updated.

21 Jan 08
Added new DCM information.

16 Jan 08
Information on David Humphry's new book Siege added to the home page.

15 Jan 08
Picture of a Scandinavian medallion for Magersfontein added. My thanks to Mike Clare for these images.

9 Jan 08
Information on the Scandinavian Corps and a nominal roll of Scandinavian participants added. My grateful thanks to Lars Ahlkvist for this information.

8 Jan 08
Details of DCMs and Transport Medals added.

2 Jan 08
Site updated for 2008.

 


27 Dec 07
Biography of R J Geddes DSO expanded.

12 Dec 07
Biography of A L Green DSO corrected and expanded.

30 Nov 07
Pictures of Brakenlaagte augmented. More pictures of blockhouses added.

26 Nov 07
Attestation papers and Discharge papers for Pte T Wilson, 2nd Dragoons, added.

24 Nov 07
The site's 3rd birthday. The site now consists of over 10,000 component files and nearly 25,000 internal hyperlinks. According to Google's statistics in the last year, there have been 16,664 visits to the site from 8,639 individuals. There have been 72,086 pages accessed on the web site in the last year. The most popular page is medals awarded, followed by personalities and other information. 37% of visitors have used the site more than once. In the last year, 551 visitors have visited more than 100 times, 311 over 200 times.

23 Nov 07
Correction made to the information about the Irish Guards. My thanks to Conor Breslin for this information.

28 Oct 07
Biography of T W J W Howard expanded. Casualty list for the siege of Kimberley added.

27 Oct 07
Nominal roll for the Natal Volunteer Hotchkiss Battery added. My thanks to Brian Conyngham for this information.

21 Oct 07
Photographs added of the RGA Mountain Batteries, Durban Light Infantry, Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, Natal Volunteer Veterinary Corps, Natal Royal Rifles, Natal Field Artillery, Natal Carbineers and Natal Naval Volunteers. Page created for Murray's Horse and the Colonial Scouts. Page on the Army Post Office Corps added. Information on railways added. To celebrate the anniversary of the battle of Elandslaagte, two new accounts have been added.

20 Oct 07
New pages created for the the Natal Field Artillery, Natal Mounted Rifles, Border Mounted Rifles, Natal Naval Volunteers, Durban Light Infantry, Natal Volunteer Medical Corps, Natal Volunteer Veterinary Corps, Natal Police, Umvoti Mounted Rifles and Natal Volunteer Hotchkiss Detachment. The pages on the Natal Royal Rifles and Natal Carbineers have been expanded. Page on E S Kirkman now includes the papers related to his application for the Rhodesia 1896 Medal.

19 Oct 07
Page on the Natal Volunteer Indian Ambulance Corps added.

18 Oct 07
Information about the units linked to Kimberley has been separated out into individual pages; Diamond Fields Artillery, Diamond Fields Horse, Kimberley Light Horse, Kimberley Regiment, Kimberley Town Guard, Kimberley Volunteer Regiment and Kimberley Mounted Corps. Photographs add to the pages.

17 Oct 07
Information on the South African General Service Medal or Zulu Medal added.

15 Oct 07
Biography added of S Cownie who received the DCM during the Boer War and subsequently received the MM and bar to the DCM. Biography of Lt Noel Moir Tod, who was killed at Wagon Hill, has been expanded.

13 Oct 07
Corrections made to errors on the St John Ambulance Brigade Medal and the Umzimkulu Reserve page.

12 Oct 07
Pictures added of R W Oakden and the 62nd Co IY. My thanks to Graham Wood and Michael for allowing these three photographs to be shown.

11 Oct 07
Pictures added to the biography of Admiral Arthur Moore.

10 Oct 07
Additions made to the DCM entries. Biography of H Forbes DSO augmented. Updates added to the biography of W F Bonham DSO and my thanks to Pete Hawkings for these. Transport medal information added to with information received from Bryan Williamson. Links updated.

7 Oct 07
Added to the photographs of QSA unit names. Picture of a group to BMI added. Picture of the QSA to Pte J Nesbitt of RIF added.

3 Oct 07
QSA roll for Umzimkulu Reserves added. Sample page from the QSA roll for the FID added.

26 Sep 07
Details added to the DCM recipients. Biography of Charles Lawrie DSO augmented.

25 Sep 07
Biography of Archibald Lamb added. Further examples of defective QSAs added.

24 Sep 07
Images of the St John Medal for South Africa added.

14 Sep 07
The page on medals to men involved in the Jameson Raid has been expanded.

2 Sep 07
Page showing the period of engagement by unit added.

1 Sep 07
Nominal roll of the FID for 1900 added.

28 Aug 07
Index of the National Archives information in WO108 added.

27 Aug 07
Navigation errors in two of the Imperial unit accounts have been corrected. My thanks to Colin Roe for identifying these.

26 Aug 07
A nominal roll of Jameson Raiders has been added. I am indebted to Cliff Rogers for allowing his work to be reproduced on this site.

13 Aug 07
Transport Medal recipient information augmented.

4 Aug 07
Information on the Jameson Raid expanded. A new account of the raid has been written by Chris Biggins. A page containing medals to Jameson raiders added. An account of the trial also added.

2 Aug 07
Biography of H F White DSO expanded.

1 Aug 07
Biography of H C Warre expanded. More pictures added to the page on problem QSAs. Correction made to the information on the units involved in the Natal 1906 rebellion. My thanks to Don Klancher for this information. Corrections also made to the page on the NW Canada Medal. Grateful thanks to Don Klancher for his help with this page. More information is available in the book 'The North West Mounted Police and the North West Rebellion' by Donald J Klancher, 1997 {revised 1999}.

31 Jul 07
A new page on problems with QSAs started. Photographs added to the biography of CGH Sitwell, DSO.

30 Jul 07
Text from J P Fitzpatrick's 'The Transvaal from Within' added. This is a book about the Jameson Raid in 1896.

29 Jul 07
Text and pictures from Lady Wilson's book 'South African Memories' added. This books covers the siege of Mafeking.

26 Jul 07
Pictures of the grave of Brig Gen C F Winter added. My grateful thanks to Mark Reid for these pictures. Example of the Boer documents Form A and Form B added. Further documents relating to the career of E S Kirkman added.

25 Jul 07
Details of the British South Africa Company Medal and the Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal added.

24 Jul 07
Pictures of a bronze QSA added. More pictures added to the QSA clasps page.

23 Jul 07
Occurrences of British South African Police corrected to British South Africa Police. My thanks to Will Cornell for bringing this error to my attention.

14 Jul 07
Picture added to the biography of C F Winter. Biography of E S Kirkman added. Pictures of the NW Canada Medal added.

8 Jul 07
Biography of Herbert Chermside expanded and details of his group added.

1 Jul 07
Biography of F A H Eliot DSO corrected with information received from Gordon McGregor.

27 Jun 07
Page on soldiers papers added. Portraits of Magersfontein casualties and VC winners have been added. These pictures are made available through the generous contribution of Elmarie Malherbe.

26 Jun 07
Designs and pictures for the prototype of the QSA, provided by Mike Clare, have been added.

25 Jun 07
Medal roll for the Van Alen American Field Hospital added.

30 May 07
A page on the Royal Indian Marine created.

10 May 07
Personalities section re-structured to give each surname its own page.

20 Apr 07
Text and photographs from Princess Catherine Radziwill's 'Cecil Rhodes - Man and Empire-maker' added.

19 Apr 07
Biography of Capt W F Bonham DSO expanded.

18 Apr 07
Text from Mahan's 'Story of the War in South Africa 1899 - 1900' added.

14 Apr 07
Biographies of CB recipients expanded.

12 Apr 07
Revisions made to the biography of Atherton Powell based on information provided by the family. Biographies of surname T - V, surname W enlarged.

10 Apr 07
Biographies for surname N, surname O, surname P, surname R and surname S enlarged.

9 Apr 07
Biography of Lt Col CGH Sitwell expanded.

27 Mar 07
Biographies for surname L and surname M enlarged. Also added to the Boers surname L to O, CMG and CB recipients. Account of HMS Sybille added. Naval personnel page enlarged.

26 Mar 07
Added to the biographies of surname K.

25 Mar 07
Added to the biographies of surname G, surname H and Surname J. Page added for Cecil Rhodes.

24 Mar 07
Added to the biographies for surname E, surname F and Civil CB.

23 Mar 07
Biographies with surname C and surname D augmented. Page for J Chamberlain added.

22 Mar 07
Portraits of DCM winners, kindly supplied by David Humphry, added.

21 Mar 07
Biographies with surname B added to, mainly on the personalities surname B page but also recipients of the CB & CMG.

20 Mar 07
Biographies of Surname A augmented.

17 Mar 07
Pictures from Bethlehem cemetery added. My thanks to Phil Scot for allowing his pictures to be reproduced. Request for information on the Defence of Kimberley clasp added to the home page.

16 Mar 07
Information on the FID augmented.

28 Feb 07
RN ships given their own page (for future expansion).

24 Feb 07
Prices added to the groups on Photo Gallery 1 and Photo gallery 2. More photographs added to both galleries. Pictures of miniature QSAs added to Photo gallery 3.

21 Feb 07
Biography of C F Winter added. Also his diary of life in the Egypt campaign.

18 Feb 07
Text and pictures from Johanna Brandt's Petticoat Commando added.

16 Feb 07
Extracts fro H Rider Haggards' 'Days of my life', volume II added. These extracts contains references to Cecil Rhodes, Ian Hamilton and F R Burhnam.

11 Feb 07
Text and pictures from C R De Wet's Three Years War completed.

10 Feb 07
Text and pictures from Nevinson's Ladysmith - Diary of a siege added.

9 Feb 07
Text and pictures from Churchill's London to Ladysmith via Pretoria added.

8 Feb 07
Text and pictures from Steevens's From Capetown to Ladysmith added.

6 Feb 07
Map showing the location of all Boer prisoner of war camps added. My thanks to Elmarie for this map.

3 Feb 07
Photograph of Marshall's Horse officers added. My thanks to John Bailey for permission to use this image.

31 Jan 07
Details of the Natal 1906 Rebellion Medal added. List of units who took part in the rebellion also added.

27 Jan 07
Pictures of Boer personalities greatly expanded. My grateful thanks to Elmarie Malherbe in Bloemfontein for these images.

26 Jan 07
Information and picture of Corporal Horswell DCM added. More pictures of KSAs added. More information included on RRC recipients.

25 Jan 07
Sample pages from the Elandslaagte Medal Roll update #1 added.

24 Jan 07
Recipients of the RRC added as a page rather than a PDF. RRC pictures added.

21 Jan 07
Page on the awards of the Order of St John of Jerusalem for the Boer War added.

11 Jan 07
Added Childers' account 'In the ranks of the CIV'.

10 Jan 07
Boer personalities expanded and re-organised into 6 pages for surnames A - B, C - D, E - K, L - O, P - S, T - Z.

7 Jan 07
Account and pictures from the relief of Mafeking added.

6 Jan 07
Pictures from the siege of Mafeking added.

3 Jan 07
Picture of the officers of the Irish Guards added.

1 Jan 07
Three recipients added to the information on raised date QSAs.

 


31 Dec 06
Biography of Rear Admiral W S Goodridge augmented.

 

21 Dec 06
Biographies and pictures of Boer personalities augmented.

13 Dec 05
15 pictures of concentration camps added.

12 Dec 06
Pictures of prisoners of war added. St Helena, Ceylon, India, Bermuda.

11 Dec 06
Pictures of blockhouses added. More maps added.

7 Dec 06
A further account of the engagement at Brakenlaagte/Baakenlaagte added.

6 Dec 06
More maps added.

5 Dec 06
Page on British Artillery and shell types added.

4 Dec 06
More maps added.

1 Dec 06
Page on philately added.

30 Nov 06
Information on the RAMC 1900 - 1901 added.

29 Nov 06
Ranks of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Army added. Page of maps reorganised and expanded. Page on blockhouses started.

28 Nov 06
Information and photographs on the Boer prisoner of war camps at St Helena, Ceylon, India, Bermuda and Portugal added. Biography of Emily Hobhouse added.

27 Nov 06
Concentration camp information split between concentration camps for Boers and concentration camps for Blacks. List of concentration camp cemeteries added. Boer casualty statistics added. Statistics for Boer prisoners added. Sample page showing records of Boer prisoners added. Details of British prisoners of war added.

24 Nov 06
The site's second birthday. Site site consists of 8,298 files, 5,467 images and 20,977 hyperlinks. Information of Prisoner of War camps and Concentration camps added. New pictures added to Gallery 1 and Gallery 2. Information on the RAMC's preparedness for war added. The page on Boer personalities had been separated into three pages with pictures added. These can be found at Boers A to D, Boers E to O and Boers P to Z.

17 Nov 06
Pages for the different types of hospitals added: General Hospitals, Stationary Hospitals, Temporary Hospitals, Civil Hospitals, Field Hospitals and Bearer Companies.

10 Nov 06
Picture of the Boer's Anglo Boer War Medal (ABO) added. Pictures of shoulder and slouch hat badges added.

8 Nov 06
Pictures of RN ships added. Page on medical services started. Pictures of nurses added.

22 Oct 06
Boer War information from Stalker's Natal Carbineers augmented and completed. A copy of the pages from 'Transport and Freight Ships for South Africa', dated 19 July 1900, listing all ships that arrived in Cape Town by date of arrival have been added.

21 Oct 06
Images containing a nominal roll of the CIV added.

19 Oct 06
Pictures of the Natal Carbineers added.

18 Oct 05
Text from Stalker's 'The Natal Carbineers' added.

11 Oct 06
Text from C H Thomas's 'Origin of the Anglo Boer War Revealed' added.

10 Oct 06
Text from W A J O'Meara's 'Kekewich in Kimberley' added.

5 Oct 06
Added to the pictures of officer's graves

21 Sep 06
Pictures of the Transport Medal and RRC augmented. A page on renamed QSAs has been started.

20 Sep 06
More QSA naming styles added.

19 Sep 06
Maps of Bakenlaagte, Wepener, Wagon Hill and Nooitgedacht added.

18 Sep 06
Account of Brakenlaagte (Baakenlaagte) edited. Pictures added.

17 Sep 06
Pictures of the memorials at Primrose Cemetery, Germiston, Transvaal added. These commemorate casualties who were previously buried a Baakenlaagte, Bethel, Boksburg, Boschmanskop, Devon, Leslie, Nooitgedacht, Oshoek and Springs.

27 Aug 06
Information on the Shropshire Light Infantry augmented.

26 Aug 06
Information added on the Hong Kong Plague Medal 1894.

21 Jun 06
Index provided for the Army mentions. Elandslaagte roll update removed. This will be available from Token Publishing from Oct/Nov 06.

20 Jun 06
Text and photographs from the book 'Besieged by the Boers' added.

19 May 06
Index from the Transvaal War Album added. The 361 photographs from this publication have also been added to the site. Total images in the web site is 1,073.

18 May 06
Information on Rimington's Guides augmented.

28 May 06
Completed the QSA medal entitlement information for the Ross Machine Gun Battery. Images for the book 'A Handbook of the Boer War' added.

21 May 06
Text and pictures from the book 'Pioneer, Soldier and Politician' added

14 May 06
Text and pictures from the book 'With the Boer forces' added.

13 May 06
Text from the Book 'Neutral rights and obligations in the Boer War' added.

12 May 06
Information on the Imperial Yeomanry units added.

9 May 06
Data on the QSA issued to the Cavalry added.

7 May 06
Information on Ross's Machine Gun Battery added.

6 Apr 06
Text from the book 'The Boer in peace and war' added.

4 Apr 06
Text from the book 'A Handbook of the Boer War' added.

3 Apr 05
Text from the book 'Regimental history of the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment' added.

21 Mar 06
South African General Service Medal 1877-79 medal roll index added. KSA medal roll index added. Queen's Mediterranean Medal roll index added.

20 Mar 06
QSA medal roll index for the National Archives added.

13 Mar 06
Pictures added to the RFA page and the CIV page. Pictures of transport ships added. Medal roll for war correspondents added.

10 Mar 06
Information on the King's Royal Rifle Corps expanded.

7 Mar 06
Details of the information available at the National Archives added. Also the location of the QSA/KSA rolls, enrolment and nominal rolls for the South African units added.

6 Mar 06
Information on the Natal Carbineers augmented and pictures added.

26 Feb 06
Request for information on HMS Dido added.

25 Feb 06
List of South African units reorganised into alphabetical order. Biography of Major A L Howard expanded.

25 Jan 06
Biographies of recipients of the Edward VIII DSO added.

20 Jan 06
Text of Butler's Native Races and the War added.

16 Jan 06
Information on King's South Africa Medals issued to the Navy added.

13 Jan 06
Index to pictures in the Illustrated London News for the period Aug 1899 to Jun 1900 added.

10 Jan 06
Text of Reitz's A Century of Wrong added.

9 Jan 06
Text from Wilkinson's Lessons of the War, Henty's With Buller in Natal and the Boer War extracts from Davis's Notes from a War Correspondent added.

8 Jan 06
Text for De Wet's Three Year's War added but not completed and the complete text for Warmelo's On Commando added.

7 Jan 06
Approximately 40 pictures added to the awards recipients and to the Imperial unit histories.

6 Jan 06
Civil CB recipient information expanded.

5 Jan 06
Biographies of CB recipients and CMG recipients expanded.

2 Jan 06
Biographies of GCB recipients completed

 

 


30 Dec 05
Updates to the CB recipient pages.

12 Dec 05
Commenced adding QSA pictures to the gallery. See the index page or Gallery 1 or Gallery 2.

6 Dec 05
The shipping records created by Ken Hallock have been added.

5 Dec 05
Information on the Scottish and Irish Hospitals added.

4 Dec 05
Header graphic changed. New header is 7k compared with 30k previously. This should help with the time taken to display all pages.

2 Dec 05
Text and pictures from Clement Stott's book 'The Boer invasion of Natal' added.

1 Dec 05
Added QSA clasp entitlement for all cavalry regiments.

24 Nov 05
The site's first birthday!
The web site consists of 2,229 pages and 14,800 hyperlinks.
Added the Navy mentions in despatches (52k) and the Army mentions in despatches (908k). Note that both these pages need further work before they are completely accurate.

19 Nov 05
Medal roll for the Nottingham Road Rifle Association and the New Hanover Rifle Association added. Text of the book 'How Kimberley was held for England' added.

18 Nov 05
Information on the Indian Order of Merit added. Enhanced search facility added.

12 Nov 05
Simple search facility added.

7 Nov 05
Office casualties by battle completed. Account of Brackenlaagte and Sannah's Post added.

4 Nov 05
161 pictures of graves of officer casualties added.

31 Oct 05
Recipients of gold DSOs linked to their biographical record. See the listing by surname and by issue order.

29 Oct 05
Information on Boer War Tribute Medals and St John's Ambulance Brigade Medal added.

28 Oct 05
Officer casualty pages linked to DSO pages.

17 - 24 Oct 05
Site moved to new host with greater storage capacity. Two features of the site were disabled as part of this migration; the search facility and the feedback page. Site consists of 2,219 pages and 12,895 hyperlinks.

15 Oct 05
Officer casualties represented as separate pages. Surname A and surname B completed. But this was subsequently scrapped.

14 Oct 05
Page on QSA naming styles added. QSA clasp pictures added.

8 Oct 05
Pre-Boer War DSOs to recipients with surnames T and surnames U & V, Surnames W and Surnames X, Y & Z added

6 Oct 05
Pre-Boer War DSOs to recipients with surnames R and surnames S added.

4 Oct 05
Pre-Boer War DSOs to recipients with surnames K, surnames L, surnames M, surnames N, surnames O and surnames P & Q added

28 Sep 05
Medal roll and pictures of the Dundee Town Guard and Dundee Rifle Association added. Pre-Boer War DSOs to recipients with surnames H, surnames I and surnames J added. Full text of Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Great Boer War' added.

27 Sep 05
Strength of the garrisons of Ladysmith, Mafeking, Kimberley and Wepener added.

23 Sep 05
Pre-Boer War DSOs to recipients with surnames E, surnames F and surnames G added.

18 Sep 05
Information about the Queen's Scarf added. Information on the composition of troops in the Jameson Raid added.

17 Sep 05
Pre-Boer War DSOs to recipients with surnames A, surnames B, surnames C and surnames D added.

9 Sep 05
Occurrences of Transport Medals added to the recipient lists.

7 Sep 05
Histories of the British units added.

22 Aug 05
Histories of the Australian units added.

18 Aug 05
Histories of the New Zealand units added in Hanmer Springs, NZ.

17 Aug 05
Histories of Indian units and Ceylon units added.

16 Aug 05
Histories of Canadian units added.

15 Aug 05
Histories of South African units added.

21 Jul 04
48 portraits of VC winners from Taddy's Cards added.

20 Jul 05
VC recipients with surnames D - Y added.

18 Jul 05
VC recipients with surnames A - C added.

15 Jul 05
DSO recipients with surname Y added.

13 Jul 05
DSO recipients with surname W added.

12 Jul 05
DSO recipients with surname V added.

9 Jul 05
DSO recipients with surname T added. DSO recipients with surname U added.

17 Jun 05
DSO recipients with surname S added

1 Jun 05
DSO recipients with surname R added

19 May 05
DSO recipients with surname P added

12 May 05
DSO recipients with Surname O added

10 May 05
DSO recipients with surname N added

6 May 05
DSO recipients with surname M added
27 Apr 05
DSO recipients with surname L added

24 Apr 05
Details of the Boer awards added; DTD, ABO and LVW.

20 Apr 05
DSO recipients with surname K added

19 Apr 05
DSO recipients with surname I and DSO recipients with surname J added.

18 Apr 05
Recipients of the Order of the Bath and of the Order of St Michael and St George added.

14 Apr 05
DSO recipients with surname H added.

10 Apr 05
Information on the Bush Veldt Carbineers, Pietersburg Light Horse and Beddy's Scouts added.

29 Mar 05
DSO recipients with surname G added.

28 Mar 05
Maps of Belmont, Enslin/Graspan, Modder River, Magersfontein, Colenso, Paardeberg, Spion Kop and Stormberg added.

23 Mar 05
DSO recipients with surname F added.

17 Mar 05
DSO recipients with surname E added.

16 Mar 05
DSO recipients with surname D added.

15 Mar 05
DSO recipients with surname C added.

4 Mar 05
DSO recipients with surname B added.

1 Mar 05
Biographies of British and Colonial personalities added.

27 Feb 05
Information on the Natal Royal Rifles, Imperial Light Horse and Natal Volunteers added.

26 Feb 05
Picture and information on the Mediterranean Medal augmented.

25 Feb 05
Information on the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal added.

23 Feb 05
Information on Bethune's Mounted Infantry added.

19 Feb 05
DCM recipients with surnames A - Z added.

17 Feb 05
Information on the Conspicuous Service Cross and its recipients added. Pictures of the QSA reverses added.

10 Feb 05
Information on DSO recipients with surname A added.

7 Feb 05
Information on the RN Ships augmented.

6 Feb 05
Information on Nesbitt's Horse added.

2 Feb 05
Information on raised date QSAs augmented. Information on the Transport Medal clasps issued by ship added.

1 Feb 05
Transport medal recipient with Surname B added. Transport medal recipient with Surname C added. Transport medal recipient with Surname D added. Transport medal recipient with Surname E added. Transport medal recipient with Surname F added. Transport medal recipient with Surname G added. Transport medal recipient with Surname H added. Transport medal recipient with Surname I - J added. Transport medal recipient with Surname K added. Transport medal recipient with Surname L added. Transport medal recipient with Surname L added. Transport medal recipient with Surname M added. Transport medal recipient with Surname N - O added. Transport medal recipient with Surname P - Q added. Transport medal recipient with Surname R added. Transport medal recipient with Surname S added. Transport medal recipient with Surname T - V added. Transport medal recipient with Surname W added. Transport medal recipient with Surname X - Z added.

31 Jan 05
Transport medal recipient with surname A added.

28 Jan 05
Officer casualties with surname W added. Officer casualties with surname X to Z added. Officer casualties with surnames A and B split into two pages; Officer casualties with surname A and Officer casualties with surname B. Casualties amongst doctors/surgeons added. Casualties amongst nurses added. Casualties amongst was correspondents added. Casualties amongst churchmen added.

27 Jan 05
Officer casualties with surname T added and Officer casualties with surnames U to V added.

26 Jan 05
Officer casualties with surname S added.

25 Jan 05
Officer casualties with surnames N to O added, Officer casualties with surnames P to Q added and Officer casualties with surname R added.

22 Jan 05
Officer casualties with surnames beginning with I to K added, Officer casualties with surname beginning with L added and Officer casualties with surname beginning with M added.

18 Jan 05
Officer casualties with surname beginning with F, Officer casualties with surname beginning with G and Officer casualties with surname beginning with H added.

16 Jan 05
Officer casualties with surnames beginning with D and E added.

15 Jan 05
Officer casualties with surnames beginning with C added.

9 Jan 05
Pictures of the DSO and KSA added.

4 Jan 05
Added information on the Transport Medal, Mediterranean Medal, Kimberley Star and Kimberley Medal.

3 Jan 05
Officer casualties with surname beginning with B added.

 


30 Dec 04
Service of British units added. List of Boer Forces added. Information on the Boer Commando system added.

27 Dec 04
Casualties by battle added.

23 Dec 04
Casualty figures added. Biographies of officer casualties with surnames beginning with A added.

21 Dec 04
South African units augmented with Defence of Mafeking and Elandslaagte clasp entitlement.

16 Dec 04
Information on the 11th Bengal Lancers added. List of 400 South African units added. QSA clasp entitlement added for some South African units. Page added containing non military units that received the QSA.

15 Dec 04
Recruitment figures added to the statistics page. British Military personnel A to L added.

14 Dec 04
Pages added for Australian Contingent, New Zealand Contingent, Canadian Contingent, Indian Contingent and Ceylon Contingent

10 Dec 04
Medal roll for the Irish Guards and page about the Irish Guards added. Page of Naval personalities added. Information about the army reforms in 1881 added. Information about the Militia added.

7 Dec 04
List of DCMs awarded by Regiment added. List of DSOs awarded by Regiment added.

4 Dec 04
Feedback form added. Table of contents added.

3 Dec 04
List of battles added. Kimberley siege pictures added. Elandslaagte pictures added. Summaries taken from The Great Boer War by Sir A Conan Doyle for Elandslaagte, Talana, Paardeberg, Magersfontein, Spion Kop, Colenso, Stormberg and the sieges of Mafeking, Kimberley and Ladysmith.

2 Dec 04
Hotspot timeline added to the events page. Additional raised date QSA details added. Hyperlinks added to this page,

30 Nov 04.
Introduction to the War added.

29 Nov 04
RRC and VC recipient information moved to separate documents to improve page access times. Size of hyperlinked documents added. What's new page added. Links added. Basic pages added for RVO and DCM

28 Nov 04
Cost of war statistics added. Transport vessel information added. Raised date QSA information augmented

27 Nov 04
Raised date QSA details added. Indian Empire section added

26 Nov 04
Site first published. Site contains chronology, several medals awarded pages & RN Ship information