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Asplin Military History Resources
The Asplin Military History Resources
In this site I hope to present various materials and information that may be of interest to the Victorian military historian and researcher. If there is something here that the reader needs clarifying, then please  drop me a line and let me know. I'm building a RESEARCH page here to explain a lot of the references quoted in my pages.
Queens South Africa Medal
Boer War 1899-1902
Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
Copyright
K.J Asplin 2003-07
Last update:
6th August 2007
India General Service Medal 1854
R.E.L. Radcliffe RHA
Cameron Highlander - around 1910
1. The Men of the Imperial Yeomanry, Lovats Scouts and Scottish Horse in the Boer War of 1899 to 1902. This is a complete list extracted from my book on this subject - here I give the names, ranks and numbers, as well as units of the nearly 40,000 men who fought with these units in this war.
Names are listed alphabetically by surname..

A brief History of these units may be found on this page.
The book that these extracts are taken from is
THE ROLL OF
THE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY,
SCOTTISH HORSE &
LOVATS SCOUTS.

2ND BOER WAR 1899-1902

BEING AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF 39,800 MEN OF THESE VOLUNTEER FORCES WHO ENLISTED FOR THE 2ND BOER WAR. LISTING REGIMENTAL DETAILS, CLASPS TO QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL AND CASUALTY STATUS.

Compiled by Kevin J. Asplin

1st Edition was a 100 limited copies.
2nd Edition now available from DP&G Publishing, PO Box 186, Doncaster, S. Yorkshire, DN4 0HN
Tpr. Wishart - 20th Coy. IY
Tpr. Usher - 20th Coy. IY
The story of one 2nd Contingent Imperial Yeoman, No.27941 Thomas Cook of the 11th Company (Yorkshire Dragoons) can be found at this page. That of a 3rd Contingent Imperial Yeoman, No.37924 Arthur Hayden Mansfield of the 27th Battalion can be found here.
2. The Army Death Indexes 1901-1905. This is the index of the Deaths recorded by the British Army in this period, they relate to a series of Death Certificates available through the ONS (familiar to any Genealogist) and are orderable through that organization. They cover deaths in India, Ceylon, South Africa, Burma, Egypt and a dozen more locations around the Empire which occured outside of war periods (it does not cover the Boer War deaths). A sample certificate is available here.
The index covers both soldiers, soldiers wives and children.
The format is Surname, Christian name, Location of Registration of Death, Year of Death and Page of Entry.

Surnames: A-C  D-F  G-H  I-J  K-M  N-P  Q-S  T-V  W-Z
3. Extracted details of name, number and unit of the Cavalry who were awarded the Queens South Africa Medal (for the Boer War of 1899-1902). This is extracted from a complete text listing of the details of the Cavalry and includes all clasp information and casualty status as well as other details found on original medal rolls. This is available from me at ?15.

Surnames A-C  D-F  G-I  J-L  M-O  P-R  S-U  V-Z
4. Index of Attestation papers of Colonial Solidiers who served in the Boer War (1899-1902). Partial index of the WO 126 files at the National Archives.. Ashburners Light Horse, Bechuanaland Rifles, Bethune's Mounted Infantry, Border Horse, Border Scouts, Brabant's Horse, Bushmanland Borderers, Canadian Scouts

It is planned to index the more complete WO 127 series (nominal rolls with details) in due course, work is on going at the moment by myself, Ted Beard and members of the British Medal Forum. Completed units are on the INDEX PAGE.
The current count of men listed is 50,500
Cpl Swift, O Bty. RHA - c1910
5. The Medal Rolls of the China War of 1856-60 (the 'Arrow' War). I have completed the entire rolls for this campaign, constructed from the original medal rolls at the National Archives and added to from the musters, casualty book and numerous other sources. The complete copies of these Rolls (in 3 volumes) are now available - see this page for details of how to order. A sample of the Naval Rolls can be found here and a sample despatch will be found here.

6. Corrections & Admissions to my Roll of the Indian Mutiny (British Forces) can be found here. These are corrections to the original book, plus some additional names found during research carried out since the book was published. There is also a partial roll of several thousand of the HEIC forces.
7. Soldiers Profiles. I have included a selection of soldiers profiles below.. more will be added as time and web space permit. Any comments or additions would be welcome.






























Current Updates.. Medal rolls for the British Army for 1887-9 - see page 3
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