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BOOK - Documenting Your Canadian Ancestor Who Served in South Africa during The Boer War (1899-1902)
By Kenneth Cox
Published by Global Heritage Press, Carleton Place, 2023

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This guide provides historical context and identifies the records which are available regarding individual servicemen, and where those records can be sourced. The author illustrates the process of documenting a soldier with a case study of Thomas Rutledge Miles D.C.M.. This example will prove helpful for those seeking to document Canadian ancestors who served in Boer War in South Africa 1899-1902.

What was The Boer War? For the first time since Confederation (1867), Canada became involved in a foreign war when it sent troops to fight in South Africa. It was fought between Great Britain and the Dutch farmers living in the Orange Free State and Transvaal regions of South Africa. Britain referred to these farmers as Boers but they proudly called themselves Afrikaners. In reality, it was a war initiated by British Imperialism.

The pdf of this book is provided in high definition, including front and back covers, suitable for printing your own physical copy in 8 1/2" x 11" format.

Contents include:
  • Putting your ancestor in context……The war in South Africa
  • Service records - overview
  • Case File……Thomas Ruttledge Miles, D.C.M.
  • Service Medals…… Queen’s and King’s S.A. medals
  • Reference Texts
    25 pages
    8.5 X 11"
    Illustrations (B&W and colour)
    Photographs (B&W and colour)
    Published by Global Heritage Press, Carleton Place, 2023
    ISBN13: 978-1-77240-213-1 (digital)
About the author: Kenneth G. Cox
    Kenneth G. Cox believes it is not enough to just discover ancestors and place their names on a genealogical chart; it is important to understand the place they occupied in our country's history. Click here for more books from Kenneth G. Cox

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