Graves and memorials of Australians in the Boer War


The aim of this site is to document all graves and memorials of Australians who served in the Boer War 1899–1900.

This site was developed by members of the Society to support family historians whose field of study takes in the Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902. It was launched on 11 October 1999–the 100th anniversary of the start of the war—and was re-developed in the first quarter of 2002 and again in 2016.

The Department of Veterans' Affairs assisted with funding in 1999 under the Federal Government's 'Their Service–Our Heritage' commemorative program. The National Memorial Council of South Africa provided the Australian records from their Victims of Conflict database through the Office of Australian War Graves.

The site now has a searchable database of information from Australian Boer War memorials. The work on this database is on-going and we welcome contributions of photographs and transcriptions of memorials.

Research methodology and sources

How to research your Boer War ancestor


Some useful links for your research

Credits and sources

People and organisations that assisted this project