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 The British Newspaper Archive. All of these titles 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 BNA 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.  Note that this is not a free site. Searching is free but you will need to pay the BNA if you want to view its digitised newspaper content.

Aberdeen Evening Express
Aberdeen People's Journal
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Abergavenny Chronicle [1899-1901]
Acton & Chiswick Gazette [1899-1900]
Alcester Chronicle  
Alloa Advertiser
Alloa Journal & Clackmannanshire Advertiser
Ampthill & District News and Weekly Record
Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
Army and Navy Gazette
Athletic News
Ballymena Weekly Telegraph
Ballymena Observer
Banbury Advertiser
Banbury Beacon
Banbury Guardian
Baner ac Amserau Cymru [1899-1900]
Banffshire Advertiser & Buckie & Moray Firth Fishing & General Gazette
Banffshire Herald
Banffshire Journal & General Advertiser
Barking, East Ham and Ilford Advertiser, Upton Park and Dagenham Gazette
Barnet Press
Barnsley Chronicle, etc
Barrhead News and Renfrewshire Telegraph
Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
Bedford & County Record 
Bedfordshire Mercury
Bedfordshire Times and Independent
Belfast News-Letter
Belfast Telegraph
Bellshill Speaker
Belper News
Berks and Oxon Advertiser
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]
Bognor Observer and Visitors' List etc
Bolton Evening News
Boston Guardian
Bournemouth Daily Echo
Bradford Daily Telegraph
Bradford Observer [1901]
Brechin Advertiser
Bridport News [1899-1900]
Brighton Gazette
Boroughs of Stepney & Poplar, and East London Advertiser [1900-1902]
Bridgnorth Journal and General Advertiser [1899-1900]
Bristol Magpie [1901]
Bristol Mercury [1899-1900]
Bournemouth Guardian and Hants & Dorset Advertiser
Bromyard News & North Herefordshire & West Worcestershire Gazette
Buchan Observer & East Aberdeenshire Advertiser
Buckingham Advertiser and Free Press
Buckingham Express
Bucks Herald
Bucks Standard
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]
Carrickfergus Advertiser and East Antrim Gazette
Central Somerset Gazette [1899, 1901, 1902]
Chelmsford Chronicle
Cheltenham Chronicle
Cheltenham Examiner etc
Cheltenham Looker-On
Chepstow Weekly Advertiser
Cheshire Observer [1899-1900]
Chichester Observer
Chiswick Gazette [1901-1902]
Christchurch Times
Clitheroe Advertiser [1900]
Coatbridge Express
Coleraine Chronicle
Coleraine Constitution and Northern Counties Advertiser 
Cork Examiner [1900-1901]
Cornish & Devon Post

advertisement, The Cornishman, 12th April 1900
Cornish Telegraph
Cornubian and Redruth Times
Coventry Evening Telegraph
Coventry Herald
Coventry Standard 
Crewe Guardian
Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter [1899]
Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette
Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough [1899-1900]
Daily Telegraph [1899, 1900, 1902]
Dalkeith Advertiser
Dartmouth & South Hams Chronicle
Derby Daily Telegraph
Derby Mercury [1899-1900]
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal
Derbyshire Courier
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald
Devon Evening Express [1899-1900]
Derry Journal
Diss Express
Donegal Independent
Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser
Dover Express
Driffield Times
Dublin Daily Express
Dublin Daily Nation [1899-1900]
[Dublin] Evening Herald [1899 & 1901]
Dublin Evening Mail
Dublin Weekly Nation [1899-1900]
Dudley Herald and Wednesbury Borough News [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
East Anglian Daily Times [1900-1902]
Eastbourne Gazette
Eastern Daily Press [1899, 1901, 1902]
Eastern Evening News  
Edinburgh Evening News
English Lakes Vistor & Keswick Garden, The
Epworth Bells and Isle of Axholme Messenger
Essex Herald [1899]

The Essex Newsman, 28th December 1901
Essex Newsman
Essex Standard [1899-1900]
Evening Herald (Dublin) [1902]
Evening Mail [1899]
Evening Star
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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 Express, Sandgate, Shorncliffe & Hythe Advertiser [1901]
Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald
Forfar Herald & Kiriemuir Advertiser
Forres Elgin & Nairn Gazette, Northern Review & Advertiser
Framlingham Weekly News
Fraserburgh Herald & Northern Counties' Advertiser
Freeman's Exmouth Journal
Freeman's Journal
Galway Vindicator, and Connaught Advertiser
Glamorgan Free Press [1899]|
Glasgow Herald [1899-1900]
Gloucester Citizen
Gloucester Journal
Gloucestershire Chronicle
Gloucestershire Echo
Grantham Journal

Illustrated London News - Special Supplement - 3rd Nov 1900

Gravesend and Dartford Reporter 
Grays and Tilbury Gazette, and Southend Telegraph
Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette
Grimsby Daily Telegraph [1900]
Hackney & Kingsland Gazette 
Halifax Courier [1899]
Hamilton Advertiser [1901]
Hampshire Advertiser
Hampshire Chronicle
Hampshire Telegraph 
Hampstead and Highgate Express
Hants and Berks Gazette and Middlesex and Surrey Journal
Hartland and West Country Chronicle
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 
Hastings and St Leonards Observer
Hendon & Finchley Times
Henley & South Oxford Standard
Henley Advertiser
Hereford Times [1899]
Herts Advertiser
Herts & Cambs Reporter [1900-1902]
Horsham, Petworth, Midhurst & Steyning Express
Homeward Mail from India, China and the East
Huddersfield Chronicle [1899-1900]
Huddersfield Daily Examiner [1901-1902]
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 Daily Independent [1899-1900]
Irish Daily Independent & Daily Nation [1900-1902]
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 
Isle of Wight Observer 
Islington Gazette 
Islington Daily Gazette & North London Trubune [1902]
Jarrow Express
Jersey Independent and Daily Telegraph
John O'Groat Journal
Kent & Sussex Courier
Kentish Independent
Kentish Mercury
Kerry Evening Post
Kidderminster Times [1900]
Kilburn Times
Kildare Observer and Eastern Counties Advertiser
Kilsyth Chronicle [1900-1902]
Kirkintilloch Gazette
Kirkintilloch Herald
Lancashire Evening Post
Lakes Chronicle & Reporter for Ambleside, Biwness, Coniston etc
Lakes Herald, The
Lake's Falmouth Packet & Cornwall Advertiser
Larne Times
Leamington Spa Courier
Leeds Mercury
Leeds Times [1899-1901]
Leicester Chronicle
Leicester Daily Post
Leicester Journal and Midland Counties Advertiser
Leigh Chronicle and Weekly District Advertiser
Leighton Buzzard Observer and Linslade Gazette
Leitrim Advertiser [1899]
Lichfield Mercury
Lincolnshire Chronicle
Lincolnshire Echo
Lincolnshire Free Press [1899]
Linlithgowshire Gazette
Liverpool Echo 
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 Reporter and Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire News [1900]
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
Matyport Advertiser, West Cumberland Mail
Mid Cumberland & North Westmorland Herald [1899-1901]
Middlesex & Cumberland Advertiser
Middlesex Gazette [1899-1901]
Mid Sussex Times
Mid-Ulster Mail 
Millom Gazette
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
Montrose Standard, and Angus & Mearns Register
Montgomeryshire Echo
Morning Post 
Morpeth Herald
Motherwell Times
Music Hall & Theatre Review [1899]
Nantwich Guardian [1899-1900]
National Teacher, and Irish Educational Journal (Dublin, Ireland)
Newcastle Courant [1899-1900]
Newcastle Weekly Chronicle [1899-1900]
New Ross Standard
Newry Reporter [1899-1901]
Newry Reporter, Down, Armagh & Louth Times [1901 & 1902]
Norfolk Chronicle
Norfolk News
Northampton Mercury
Northants Evening Telegraph [1900-1902]
North Devon Gazette
North Devon Journal
Northern Daily Telegraph [1900]
North-Eastern Daily Gazette [1901-1902]
Northern Echo [1899-1900]
Northern times and weekly journal for Sutherland and the North
Northern Whig 
North Star & Farmers' Chronicle
North Wales Chronicle [1899-1900]
North Wales Times  
Northwich Guardian [1899, 1901 & 1902]
Norwich Mercury
Norwood News, The
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 |
Penrith Observer
Perry's Bankrupt Gazette
Peterborough Advertiser
Peterhead Sentinel and General Advertiser for Buchan District
Police Gazette
Pontypool Free Press 
Poor Law Unions' Gazette
Portsmouth Evening News
Preston Herald
Public Ledger
Reading Mercury
Referee, The
Reynolds's Newspaper [1899-1900]
Rhyl Record and Advertiser 
Ripley & Heanor News & Ilkeston Division Free Press
Ross Gazette, Newent and Mitcheldean Chronicle
Ross-shire Journal
Royal Cornwall Gazette
Rugby Advertiser
Salisbury & Winchester Journal
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 Daily Post [1899]
South Wales Echo [1899-1900]
Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser
Southern Daily Echo [1901 & 1902]
Southern Reporter
Southern Times & Dorset County Herald [1899, 1902]
Sporting Life
Sporting Times
St James's Gazette
St. Andrews Citizen 
Staffordshire Advertiser
Staffordshire Sentinel [1900]
Stamford Mercury
Stonehaven Journal
Stroud News and Gloucestershire Advertiser
Suffolk and Essex Free Press [1899-1900]
Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette
Surrey Advertiser, County Times 
Surrey Comet & General Advertiser [1899-1901]
Surrey Mirror
Surrey Times & County Express
Sussex Agricultural Express
Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle
Tamworth Herald
Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
Teesdale Mercury
Tewkesbury Register & Agricultural Gazette
Thanet Advertiser
The Dundee Year Book [1901]
The Era
The Graphic [1900-1902
The Ipswich Journal [1900-1902]
The Public Register, or, Freeman's Journal
The Queen, The Lady's Newspaper & Court Chronicle [1900-1902]
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
Torquay Times & South Devon Advertiser 
Totnes Weekly Times
Tower Hamlets Independent and East London Local Advertiser [1899-1900]
Tyrone Constitution
Tyrone Courier
Volunteer Record & Shooting News [1900-1902]
Volunteer Service Gazette and Military Dispatch
Walsall Advertiser
Walsall Observer & South Satffordshire Chronicle 
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 Cumberland Times
West London Observer 
West Somerset Free Press
West Sussex County Times
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
Wharfedale & Airdale Observer
Whitby Gazette
Whitchurch Herald
Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald
Wicklow News-Letter and County Advertiser
Wicklow People
Wigan Observer and District Advertiser
Wigton Advertiser
Willesden Chronicle
Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard [1900-1902]
Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser
Woolwich Gazette & Greenwich & Deptford Chronicle [1899, 1901, 1902]
Worcester Journal [1900]
Worcestershire Chronicle
Workington Star & Harrington Guardian
Wrexham Advertiser [1899-1900]
Y Genedl Gymreig 
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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