John Joseph Anstey Second Boer War Hero

We have uploaded to the Pre-World War One Roll of Honour a biography of John Joseph Anstey of the Exminster Ansteys, who was “embodied” with the 1st and/or 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment from 3 January 1900 to 3 August 1901, thus serving in the Second Boer War in South Africa and being “paid a £5 War Gratuity in accordance with Army Order 5 O/1901“.

Anybody who has information they would like to add to this biography please contact us at

Anybody who has researched their Anstey ancestors’ wartime heroics and wishes for their findings to be uploaded to the Anstey story project website, feel free to contact us.


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