The National Archives have an excellent web site at  The website contains research guides, downloadable (chargeable) information and a searchable catalogue.

The National Archives is a great place to research the Boer War.  Here is a brief summary of the information available.

  1. Medal rolls for the QSA and KSA, Sea Transport Medal
  2. Service records for Officers, NCOs and men
  3. Boer War despatches
  4. Papers belonging to individuals such as French, Kitchener etc

Click here for the index of the QSA, KSA and Queen's Mediterranean Medal rolls.

Here is a listing of the QSA/KSA, enrolment and nominal rolls for the South African units.

Click here for the index of nominal roll images (WO127)

Click here for an index of WO108 (War Office: Correspondence and Papers, South African War, 1896 - 1914)

Click here for the index of the South African General Service Medal 1877-79 (Zulu Medal).


# R D Parke & R K ParkeKippy 2014-07-17 19:25
Good evening,
Please can you send me the service records on Robert Durham Parke including those of Colonel Roger Kennedy Parke
Thank you
Ken Castelyn
# L/Corp Thomas1152865 2014-07-29 16:13
My Great Grandfather served in the 1881 Basutoland campaign. Cape of Good Hope medal with clasp. He was Lance Corp J.R.Thomas. Can anyone provide info on him ? Date joined,where from ,discharged
etc. Reply to eMail pse. Thank you
Robert Thomas

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