This page lists the main Boer units. 

Orange Free State

Transvaal

Other units

Foreign Corps

Bethlehem
Bethulie
Bloemfontein
Boshof
Bothaville
Brandfort
Caledon River
Edenburg
Fauresmith
Ficksburg
Frankfort
Harrismith
Heilbron
Hoopstad
Jacobsdal
Kroonstad
Ladybrand
Lindley
Parys
Philippolis
Rouxville
Senekal
Smithfield
Thaba Nchu
Ventersburg
Vrede
Vredefort
Wepener
Winburg

Amsterdam
Bethal
Bloemhof
Boksburg
Carolina
Christiana
Elandsfontein
Elands River
Ermelo
Fordsburg
Germiston
Heidelberg
Jeppestown
Johannesburg
Klerksdorp
Krugersdorp
Lichtenburg
Lydenburg
Marico
Middelburg
Piet Retief
Potchefstroom
Pretoria
Rustenburg
Standerton
Swaziland
Utrecht
Vryheid
Wakkerstroom
Waterberg
Wolmaransstad
Zoutpansberg
Zwartruggens

Artillery

ZARPs

Edward's Scouts
Fichardt's Scouts
Hassell's Scouts
Jooste's Scouts
Kirsten's Scouts
Pretoria Mounted Rifles
Ricchiardi's Scouts
Runck's Scouts
Scheeper's Scouts
Theron's Scouts
Theunissen's Scouts
Von Goeben's Scouts

 

American
French
German
Holland
Irish
Italian
Russian
Scandinavian
Swiss

Histories of the commandos are rarely documented.  A recent publication had been produced on the Boksburg Commando and is available for £4 ex p&p at this site.  The Boksburg Commando was famous for the capture of Winston Churchill at Chieveley as well as the capture of the British guns at Colenso.

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# most difficult site to use. No names of pirinoko 2011-05-30 15:59
most difficult site to use. No names of boer woman or families. Is our history only english, sorry
# pirinoko, So rry to hear your commentsdjb 2011-05-30 19:41
pirinoko,

Sorry to hear your comments. In what way is the site difficult to use?

You are correct that there are no names of Boer women or families on the site. I am working on a list of Boer prisoners but it would seem that this site will not offer you what you are looking for.

Regards David
# David I was unable to access the siteBrett Hendey 2011-06-07 05:06
David

I was unable to access the site about the Boksburg Commando book. I wonder if the book is the same as one I acquired several years ago:
'The Incredible Saga of the Boksburg Commando 1899-1902' by George Mills (Boksburg Historical Association, 2000).

Regards
Brett
# Brett, I tried the link too and see djb 2011-06-07 17:16
Brett,

I tried the link too and see there is a notice saying the shop is closed. I'll keep trying and if the message persists, I'll remove the link.

Thank you for your alert
David
# tina45tina45 2012-06-09 08:41
I am trying to find information on my grandfather he was a chief stoker in the boer war 1889 to 1902
When i use the surname search it brings up his name but when i click the link at the end it say page don't exist
# Boer forcesHetta 2012-12-09 11:59
Visit the website of the Boer War Museum in Bloemfontein for more info about Boer forces.
http://www.anglo-boer.co.za/database-search/
Hetta
# Looking for Cornelius Jan van Niekerk during Boer Wargdvanniekerk@telkomsa.net 2014-08-17 13:30
Looking for information on Cornelius Jan Hendrik van Niekerk during boer war. Served in the Staats Artillery during Boer War. One of his sons were Gert Daniel van Niekerk born 16 October 1888 (lived in the Volksrus area at a time). Married to Johanna Maria van Reede van Oudshoorn (born 17 June 1891 Please e-mail me at gdvanniekerk@telkomsa.net if you have any information that can help
# uninstallsedgepea 2015-01-29 13:48
I am more interested in the boer forces and camps than the information you offer and have tried to uninstall this site but cannot find the button. Please help me it is blocking up my emails.
# Add to ABO listRookie 2015-08-08 16:10
Hi
Where do we add a Boer name which is not listed on the roll?
I know of 2 F J Potgieters
-Cmdt of Krugersdorp WIA Harts Hill
ABO in existance
-Cmdt leading the charge at Rooiwal KIA
ABO&DTD sold at Kaplan a few years ago
# Edwards Boer ScoutsAlanT 2016-05-19 19:10
I am looking for information on Edwards, how he started', why he fought for the boers and what happened to him. I understand he may have been with Theron's TVK until Theron was killed and then went on his own as did many of Therons men.
# Piet Retief CommandoAndreRou56 2016-09-01 13:16
My Great Grandfather Burgher Adriaan Roux served in the Piet Retief from 1899 to 1902 yet cannot trace any more here. under search. Thx

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