Boer War newspapers


Nothing brings an ancestor to life quite so well as a mention in a local - or even national - newspaper, and following on from the popularity of my 1914-1918 newspaper list, I thought I'd create a list of digitised newspapers which cover the Boer War.

All of the newspapers listed below can be accessed online via Findmypast. All of these cover the period 1899-1902 when Britain was at war with South Africa in what became known as the Second Anglo-South African War, or Boer War . Unless otherwise noted, newspapers cover the period 1899-1902 in its entirety. 

Clicking on this Findmypast newspapers link will take you through to the main newspapers' search page. Use the filters - filter by date, place, county, newspaper and article type - to narrow the results.  As time permits I'll provide links to the newspapers below, but you'll still need to filter on the dates.


Aberdeen Evening Express
Aberdeen People's Journal
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Alloa Advertiser
Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald [1900-1902]
Army and Navy Gazette
Athletic News
Ballymena Weekly Telegraph
Ballymena Observer
Banbury Advertiser
Banbury Beacon
Banbury Guardian
Baner ac Amserau Cymru [1899-1900]
Banffshire Journal & General Advertiser
Barnet Press
Barnsley Chronicle, etc
Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
Bedfordshire Mercury
Bedfordshire Times and Independent
Belfast News-Letter
Belfast Telegraph
Bellshill Speaker
Belper News
Berkshire Chronicle
Berwickshire News and General Advertiser
Beverley and East Riding Recorder
Beverley Echo
Bexhill-on-Sea Observer
Biggleswade Chronicle
Birmingham Daily Post [1900]
Birmingham Mail [1900-1901]
Blackburn Standard [1899-1900]
Bolton Evening News
Boston Guardian
Bournemouth Daily Echo
Bradford Daily Telegraph
Bradford Observer [1901]
Brechin Advertiser
Bridport News [1899-1900]
Bristol Mercury [1899-1900]
Buckingham Advertiser and Free Press
Bucks Herald
Burnley Express
Burnley Gazette
Bury and Norwich Post
Bury Free Press [1899-1900]
Buxton Advertiser [1901]
Cambridge Chronicle and Journal [1899-1900]
Cambridge Daily News
Cambridge Independent Press
Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette
Cardiff Times [1899-1900]
Carmarthen Weekly Reporter [1899-1900]
Chelmsford Chronicle
Cheltenham Chronicle
Cheltenham Looker-On
Chepstow Weekly Advertiser
Cheshire Observer [1899-1900]
Chichester Observer
Cork Examiner [1900-1901]
Cornish & Devon Post


advertisement, The Cornishman, 12th April 1900
Cornishman
Cornish Telegraph, The
Cornubian and Redruth Times
Coventry Evening Telegraph
Coventry Herald
Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter [1899]
Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough [1899-1900]
Dartmouth & South Hams Chronicle
Derby Daily Telegraph
Derby Mercury [1899-1900]
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal
Derbyshire Courier
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald
Derry Journal
Diss Express
Donegal Independent
Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser
Dover Express
Driffield Times
Dublin Daily Express
Dublin Daily Nation [1899-1900]
Dublin Weekly Nation [1899-1900]
Dundalk Examiner and Louth Advertiser [1902-1903]
Dundee Advertiser [1899]
Dundee Courier
Dundee Evening Post [1900-1903]|
Dundee Evening Telegraph
Durham County Advertiser
East & South Devon Advertiser
Eastern Evening News [1899]
Edinburgh Evening News
Essex Herald [1899]

The Essex Newsman, 28th December 1901
Essex Newsman
Essex Standard [1899-1900]
Evening Star
Evening Times
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette
Exeter Flying Post [1899-1900]
Falkirk Herald
Faringdon Advertiser and Vale of the White Horse Gazette [1899 and 1901-1902]
Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian
Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald
Framlingham Weekly News
Fraserburgh Herald & Northern Counties' Advertiser
Freeman's Journal
Galway Vindicator, and Connaught Advertiser
Glamorgan Free Press [1899]|
Glasgow Herald [1899-1900]
Globe
Gloucester Citizen
Gloucester Journal
Gloucestershire Chronicle
Gloucestershire Echo
Grantham Journal


Illustrated London News - Special Supplement - 3rd Nov 1900

Grays & Tilbury Gazette, and Southend Telegraph
Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette
Grimsby Daily Telegraph [1900]
Hackney & Kingsland Gazette [1899-1901]
Halifax Courier [1899]
Hampshire Advertiser
Hampshire Chronicle
Hampshire Telegraph 
Hartland and West Country Chronicle
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 
Hastings and St Leonards Observer
Hendon & Finchley Times
Hereford Times [1899]
Herts Advertiser
Homeward Mail from India, China and the East
Huddersfield Chronicle [1899-1900]
Hull Daily Mail
Ilford Recorder [1902]
Illustrated London News
Illustrated Police Budget [1899]
Illustrated Police News


The Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News; KRRC 3rd March 1900

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News
Inverness Courier
Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette
Irish News and Belfast Morning News
Irish Society (Dublin)
Irish Times
Isle of Man Times [1899-1900]
Isle of Wight County Press & South England Reporter [1899]
Isle of Wight Observer 
Islington Gazette [1899-1901]
Jarrow Express
Jersey Independent and Daily Telegraph
John O'Groat Journal
Kent & Sussex Courier
Kerry Evening Post.
Kildare Observer and Eastern Counties Advertiser
Kilsyth Chronicle [1900-1902]
Kirkintilloch Gazette
Kirkintilloch Herald
Lancashire Evening Post
Lake's Falmouth Packet & Cornwall Advertiser
Larne Times
Leamington Spa Courier
Leeds Mercury
Leeds Times [1899-1901]
Leicester Chronicle
Leigh Chronicle and Weekly District Advertiser
Leighton Buzzard Observer and Linslade Gazette
Lichfield Mercury
Lincolnshire Chronicle
Lincolnshire Echo
Lincolnshire Free Press [1899]
Linlithgowshire Gazette
Liverpool Mercury [1899-1900]
Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper [1899-1900]
London and Provincial Entr'acte
London Daily News
London Evening Standard [1899-1900]
Londonderry Sentinel 
Longford Journal
Ludlow Advertiser
Luton Times and Advertiser
Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser
Manchester Evening News
Manchester Guardian
Manchester Times [1899-1900]
Mark Lane Express
Market Rasen Weekly Mail, and Lincolnshire Advertiser
Mid Sussex Times
Monmouthshire Beacon [1899-1900]
Montgomery County Times and Shropshire and Mid-Wales Advertiser [1899-1900]
Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin review; and Forfar and Kincardineshire advertiser
Montgomeryshire Echo
Morning Post 
Morpeth Herald
Motherwell Times
Nantwich Guardian [1899-1900]
National Teacher, and Irish Educational Journal (Dublin, Ireland)
Newcastle Courant [1899-1900]
Norfolk Chronicle
Norfolk News
North Devon Gazette
North Devon Journal
North Wales Chronicle [1899-1900]
North Wales Times [1899-1900]
Northampton Mercury
Northants Evening Telegraph [1900-1902]
Northern Daily Telegraph [1900]
Northern Echo [1899-1900]
Northern times and weekly journal for Sutherland and the North
Northern Whig 
Norwich Mercury
Nottingham Evening Post
Nottingham Journal [1903]
Nottinghamshire Guardian [1899-1900]
Oxford Journal [1899-1900]
Oxford Times [1900-1902]
Pall Mall Gazette
Pateley Bridge & Nidderdale Herald etc
Penny Illustrated Paper 1900-1903 |
Perry's Bankrupt Gazette
Peterborough Advertiser
Peterhead Sentinel and General Advertiser for Buchan District
Police Gazette
Poor Law Unions' Gazette
Portsmouth Evening News
Preston Herald
Public Ledger
Reading Mercury
Reynolds's Newspaper [1899-1900]
Rhyl Record and Advertiser [1899-1900]
Ross-shire Journal
Royal Cornwall Gazette
Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser


Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 13th March 1901

Sheffield Daily Telegraph
Sheffield Evening Telegraph
Sheffield Independent
Sheffield Weekly Telegraph
Shepton Mallet Journal
Shetland Times
Shields Daily Gazette
Shields Daily News
Shipley Times and Express
Shoreditch Observer
Shrewsbury Chronicle
Sligo Champion
Somerset County Gazette
South Bucks Standard
South London Press
South Wales Daily News [1899-1900]
South Wales Echo [1899-1900]
Southern Daily Echo [1901 & 1902]
Southern Reporter
Sporting Life
Sporting Times
St James's Gazette
St. Andrews Citizen 
Staffordshire Advertiser
Staffordshire Sentinel [1900]
Stamford Mercury
Standard, The [1901 & 1902]
Stonehaven Journal
Suffolk and Essex Free Press [1899-1900]
Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette
Surrey Comet & General Advertiser [1899-1901]
Surrey Mirror
Sussex Agricultural Express
Sutton & Epsom Advertiser and Surrey County Reporter
Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle
Tamworth Herald
Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
Teesdale Mercury 1900-1903 |
Thanet Advertiser
The Dundee Year Book [1901]
The Era
The Graphic
The Ipswich Journal [1900-1902]
The Public Register, or, Freeman's Journal
The Salisbury Times
The Scots Magazine [1899-1900]
The Scotsman
The Sketch
The Sphere [1900]
The Star  [1900]
The Tatler [1902]
Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal [1899-1900]
Tiverton Gazette (Mid-Devon Gazette) [1900]
Todmorden & District News
Totnes Weekly Times
Tyrone Constitution
Tyrone Courier
Volunteer Service Gazette and Military Dispatch
Walsall Advertiser
Warder and Dublin Weekly Mail
Warminster & Westbury journal, and Wilts County Advertiser
Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser
Waterford Mirror and Tramore Visitor
Waterford Standard
Watford Observer
Weekly Irish Times


Wellington Journal, 24th November 1900

Wellington Journal
Wells Journal [1900]
West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser [1900-1902]
West London Observer 
West Somerset Free Press
Western Chronicle
Western Daily Press
Western Gazette
Western Mail [1899-1900]
Western Morning News
Western Times
Weston Mercury & Somersetshire Herald
Weston-super-Mare Gazette, Clevedon Journal & East Somerset Gazette
Whitby Gazette
Whitchurch Herald
Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald
Wicklow News-Letter and County Advertiser
Wicklow People
Wigan Observer and District Advertiser
Willesden Chronicle
Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser
Worcester Journal [1900]
Worcestershire Chronicle
Wrexham Advertiser [1899-1900]
Y Genedl Gymreig [1899-1900]
Y Goleuad [1899-1900]
Yarmouth Independent [1901]
York Herald [1899-1900]
Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Gazette [1899]
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer

All screen grabs on this site taken from the British Newspaper Archive as published on Findmypast.

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