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What does "Colonial" mean on Attestation form? 2 months 3 weeks ago #64502

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I am researching Henry Roberts who served in Kitcheners Fighting Scouts, Dennisons Scouts and Asburners Light Horse. I have two Attestation forms where he is referred to as a "Colonial". Attached are Attestation forms for KFS and ALH. I am trying to link him to my family tree - as I have no idea why I have his Boer War Medals other than that he might have been a cousin of my paternal great grandfather James Ball Roberts who was born in Dorset.
Any assistance is much appreciated.

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What does "Colonial" mean on Attestation form? 2 months 3 weeks ago #64506

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NZRobbies,

This appears on quite a few attestation papers for South African units. I take it to mean that the person was born, in these instances, in South Africa to emigrated British parents.
Dr David Biggins
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