Boer War – John Abel's attestation paper, 1902

John Abel's Boer War attestation paper, 1902

This is John Abel's Boer War attestation form for his enlistment in the Commonwealth contingent. Abel joined up on 15 January 1902 and was given regimental number 325. Boer War attestation papers like this one give basic details about the serviceman, including age, place of birth, occupation and religion. They also give a basic physical description.

This record can be viewed in the National Archives RecordSearch database.

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