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Boer War 1901

Maudie

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I am trying to find out in which Regiment my paternal grandfather may have been in. I only know that in the 1901 census (Scotland) his wife was described as "a soldiers wife reservist" and I guess he must have been serving during the Boer War then.

However, I have no idea of which regiment he could have been in, he lived in Greenopck, Scotland and I would imagine that he may have joined a Scottish regiment there, but when I do not know, he is missing on most of the census 1881, 1891 and 1901, possibly when he may have been a soldier./
How would I go about finding out in which branch of the army he could have served in?
Especially in 1901, as he was a reservist, which I assume means he could have been recalled?

Unfortunately his is a very common name in Scotland, James Barr, it may be like looking for a needle in a haystack!
Any help would be most appreciated, thank you
 

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heres some sites that are really useful when researching military history. It is, unfotunately a lot easier to trace a war casualty than one who survived. Start with http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/militaryhistory/?source=ddmenu_research5 to see if he served in WW1. Remember that during the Boer War members were moved from their mother unit to any other unit in need of manpower so the unit he enlisted with may not have been the same unit he finished with. Regiments.org is also a good starting point to see which units were in the area. good luck


Medals

http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/vcross.htm

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/militaryhistory/?source=ddmenu_research5

http://www.geocities.com/dco700/Britain3.htm#Early Campaign Medals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Victoria_Cross_recipients_by_Name_-_A

http://www.buffalosoldier.net/WW1MedalofHonorRecipients.htm

Australian
http://www.pcug.org.au/~croe/ozb/oz_boer7.htm

http://www.anzac.govt.nz/
http://www.awm.gov.au/histories/ww1/anzac/index.asp
http://www.nzmrangloboerwar.org.nz/
Addolorata Cemetery
http://website.lineone.net/~remosliema/addolorata.htm
Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/index.html
Australian Navy
http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/australian_navy.htm
Australian War Graves Photographic Archive
http://www.australianwargraves.org/australia_m.html
Battle of Mons 1914
http://www.firstworldwar.com/battles/mons.htm
Battle of Mons
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_mons.htm
Casterton War Memorial
http://www.skp.com.au/memorials/pages/30002.htm
Children of the Far East Prisoners of War
http://www.cofepow.org.uk/index.html
Genealogy CD's
http://tinyurl.com/66xc8
Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery Website
http://www.bristolgunners.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/index.htm
Great War
http://www.ypressalient.co.uk/
Kokoda Trail I
http://www.battleforaustralia.org.au/kokoda1.html
Korean War Project
http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_databases.html
Land Forces of Britain, the Empire & Commonwealth
http://regiments.org/default.htm
Legacy - Free Family History Program
http://tinyurl.com/yw41
Merino Soldiers' Memorial
http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/merino/soldiers.htm
Military Historical Society of Australia
http://www.pcug.org.au/~astaunto/mhsa.htm
Military Links
http://members.shaw.ca/cef54/Links.htm
Military Photos
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/
Military - World War II
http://www.cyndislist.com/worldwar2.htm
New Zealand & World Ware One Auckland Weekly News Military Extracts
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sooty/awntitle.html
Norfolk Roll of Honour
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/
Rabaul Memorial 1939 - 1945
http://www.jje.info/lostlives/exhib/rabaulmemorial/index.html
Royal Airforce Museum
http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/research/index.cfm
Royal Artillery Museum
http://www.firepower.org.uk/research/index.cfm
Royal New Zealand Returned & Services' Association
http://www.rsa.org.nz/
Starting Genealogy CD
http://tinyurl.com/yw42
UK Army Service Records
http://www.mod.uk/contacts/army_records.htm
Western Australian Women's Roll of Honour
http://php.highway1.com.au/wpo/
Western Front Association
http://www.westernfront.co.uk/
WW1 Medals
http://www.documentsonline.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Memorials

Graves and Memorials of Australians – Boer War
http://www.hagsoc.org.au/sagraves/nmcdb/nmcdb-search.php

Lichtenberg South Africa
http://home.intekom.com/lichtenburg/abo-e.htm

International War graves
http://www.angelfire.com/mp/memorials/memindz1.htm

Imperial Light Horse Monument – Waggon Hill
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Regiments/ImperialLightHorseMonumentBoerWar.html

1st World War Memorial - Cheltenham
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/flight/cheltenham/stpaulswm.html

1st World War Memorial – Pershore
http://www.smilodon.plus.com/WarMems/pershoremen.html

Woodstock SA
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/2216/text/MON_II.TXT

http://nlwmemorial.tripod.com/nlwmemorial/pages/pagessections/othermemorialsindex.htm

Anglo Zulu War

Keynsham Light Horse
http://www.1879memorials.com/

http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=39897496&pid=r&mode=ALL&n=0&query=hardy&SUBMIT=+Find!+

http://rapidttp.com/milhist/vol015gt.html


Commonwealth war graves

http://www.cwgc.org/

Diaries

http://jwmilne.freeservers.com/

http://www.grimshaworigin.org/Webpages2/CecilGrimshaw.htm

http://abw.netfirms.com/whatwas.htm


Rolls Of Honour

Scots
http://www.fettes.com/scotsatwar/rollofhonour2.htm

Military Heros (predominately USA)
http://e.webring.com/hub?page=5&ring=hallofhonor&list

Officers
http://members.tripod.com/~Glosters/memindex3.htm

Britain at War
http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/

Lancashire
http://www.old-liverpool.co.uk/Boer1901.html

Gloustershire Regiment
http://members.tripod.com/~Glosters/Reg.html

Leisterhsire Regt
http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/boercas.htm

Scottish Horse
http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/mimage/scothorse.htm

SA Military site - Lists Boer War Casualties
http://www.justdone.co.za/ROH

Casaulties in South Africa 1877 – 1879
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/heatherasplin/SA1879cas.html

Units
British Army
http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Military/Army_-_Unofficial_Sites/

http://web.archive.org/web/20021221164605/www.bowlerhat.com.au/sawvl/britforce.html

http://www.find-zone.net/Society_and_Culture/Military/Army_-_Unofficial_Sites/more2.html

http://www.warpath.orbat.com/index.htm

http://www.mick-gray.co.uk/military_sites.htm


2nd Middlesex
http://www.prole.demon.co.uk/middlesex/saw.htm

Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
http://members.tripod.com/~Glosters/RGH.html

Berkshire
http://www.its-your-history.com/Surnames_B.299.0.html

Victorian Mounted Rifles
http://users.netconnect.com.au/~ianmac/mounted1.html

Manchester Regiment
http://www.tameside.gov.uk/leisure/new/lh39.htm

Royal Fusilliers
http://www.fusiliersmuseum-lancashire.org.uk/history_timeline.html#4

13th Hussars
http://www.pinetreeweb.com/13th-south-african-war-38-01.htm

Greenhowards
http://www.greenhowards.org.uk/html-files/medals.htm

8th Hussars
http://www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk/redoubt/8th_hussars.htm

Muster Rolls

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/kevinasplin/home.html

http://www.smartin67.freeserve.co.uk/main.htm

http://www.anglo-boer.co.za/publications.html

Angus, Scotland

http://www.monikie.org.uk/ah-musterroll.htm


Battles

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15699/15699-h/15699-h.htm

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Boer/chronology.html

http://www.britishbattles.com/index.htm

http://www.pinetreeweb.com/conan-doyle-chapter-00.htm

http://whitlock.castlewebs.net/whitsend/tl4.htm

Mafeking
http://www.pinetreeweb.com/hensman-20-mafeking.htm

Colenso
http://www.rsi.co.za/boerwar/Colenso.htm


Photographs

http://khozi2.nu.ac.za/digilib/c42/c42.xml

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/guides/p1914.shtml#p1914-aa5

Books

http://www.anglo-boer.co.za/publications.html

http://www.pinetreeweb.com/bp-piper11.htm

Biography

http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cgi-bin/frames/browse2?inst_id=21&coll_id=483&expand=

http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=678

Study Groups

http://users.westconnect.com.au/~ianmac5/index.html


SA Military History sites
http://samilitaryhistory.org/journal.html

Times Index
http://www.wartimesindex.co.uk/infopage.php?menu=main&display=Home

Anglo Boer War Site

http://www.angloboerwar.com/index.htm

http://www.anglo-boer.co.za/offensive.html
 

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Thank you Izabel & Juliejtp
for your replies re the Boer War

I`m sorryfor the delay in answeing I have been a bit poorly and have not been active on the computer for a while, so I apologise for the delay

I will certainly use some of the sites mentioned by you Izabel, thank youso much for your effort to help me, it is much appreciated.
 

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