The National Archives have an excellent web site at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/. The website contains research guides, downloadable (chargeable and non-chargeable) information and a searchable catalogue.
The National Archives is a great place to research the Boer War. Here is a brief summary of the information available.
- Medal rolls for the QSA and KSA, Sea Transport Medal
- Service records for Officers, NCOs and men
- Boer War despatches
- Papers belonging to individuals such as French, Kitchener etc
Here is a listing of the QSA/KSA, enrolment and nominal rolls for the South African units.
Click here for an index of WO108 (War Office: Correspondence and Papers, South African War, 1896 - 1914)
Click here for the index of the South African General Service Medal 1877-79 (Zulu War Medal).
For instructions on how to download medal rolls in PDF format, please view this forum post.