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Military Ancestor Search

These links can help you trace your Australian Military ancestors including those who fought in the Boer War.

Just select the buttons to the right and be taken to the best sites for you to find out the details of the ancestor's service.

The Boer, World War 1, World War 2, Korean War, and Vietnam War buttons allow you to search the Australian War Memorial nominal rolls for those who served in wars up to the War in Vietnam.

Australians in the Boer War Oz-Boer Database Project will normally generate more information about an individual Australian soldier who went to the Boer War than the Australian War Memorial site, and it will also give the file number for any personal records that the National Archives hold on an individual.

Imperial Boer War Database can help you find those who did not serve with Australian units.

Murray, Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa, compiled and edited for the Department of Defence by Lieutenant-Colonel P. L. Murray RAA (Ret.).

The 1st AIF Button takes you to the ADFA AIF Project. An advanced World War 1 database with better search and more details than the AWM one.

The Detailed Records button takes you to the National Archives of Australia online database. Here you can even find the detailed personnel records of World War 1 veterans.

The War Graves button takes you to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission search site where you can find the location of your military ancestor's grave (does not include Boer War).

The Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc South Africa Graves database, does list Boer War Graves for most Australians.

You can also check out the Ancestor registrations on the National BWM Site.


Our thanks to the Australian War Memorial, National Archives of Australia, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for these links, and the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc.

National Boer War Memorial Association Inc ABN 29 293 433 202