WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu Dawn: Lt. Melvill: You didn't really have to choose between your country and the Zulu, did you? Lt. William Vereker: Um, and a damn close thing it was too.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Durnfords retreat.
Yesterday at 8:10 pm by SRB1965

» Tunics from the dead
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:05 pm by SRB1965

» Intombe Drift
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:18 pm by Roselier

» Vandals wreck grave of Victoria Cross hero
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:35 am by SRB1965

» Events in Brecon & Cardiff in August 2017
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:25 pm by martinusmagnus

» Sergeant W. Shaw
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:13 pm by gcooper

» Private Arthur Joseph
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:35 pm by 1879graves

» Extracts from London Gazette in The Morning Post Wed 10 Sep 1879
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:44 am by applebygypsy

» Alexander Fonnereau Crookshank of Drumhalyr & Bierrenagh.
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:48 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» James Booth
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:28 pm by xhosa2000

» Zulu emissary - imaginary or otherwise....
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:49 pm by SRB1965

» Rorke's Drift
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:28 pm by xhosa2000

» Mrs. J. C. Deeble, Superintendent of Nurses.
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:26 pm by Janeybird

» Martini Henry question
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:46 pm by SRB1965

» India Pattern Red Tunic
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:23 pm by John Young

Colour Sergeant F. Machin
80th Staffordshire Regiment (Isandula Collection)
Largest private Anglo-Zulu War collection on auction
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
90th
 
littlehand
 
Frank Allewell
 
ADMIN
 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
 
John
 
Mr M. Cooper
 
1879graves
 
impi
 
rusteze
 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
Frank Allewell
 
SRB1965
 
1879graves
 
rusteze
 
90th
 
xhosa2000
 
ymob
 
John Young
 
Roselier
 
Petty Officer Tom
 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The ammunition question
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share | 
 

 Herbert Aveling Raitt 2nd Lt .

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
90th

avatar

Posts : 9239
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 61
Location : Melbourne, Australia

PostSubject: Herbert Aveling Raitt 2nd Lt .   Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:47 am

Date of birth , Aug 23 1858 , London England . Age upon entering service 19 yrs 7 mths , Hythe , 1st Class Certificate.
Services and Dates of Commission ; Sub Lt ( From Militia ) 80th Regt 27th March 1878 , Lt; 80th Regt July 9th 1879 ,
Captain; 2nd Btn Sth Staffordshire Regt Jan 26th 1884 , Major ; 2nd Btn Sth Staffordshire Regt Feb 12th 1896 , Lt.Col ; 1st Btn
Sth Staffordshire Regt Jan 1st 1901 , Brevet Colonel Feb 10th 1904 , ( Half Pay ) Jan 1st 1905 , Brevet Colonel; Feb 10th 1907 , Colonel ( Half Pay ) Feb 23rd 1907 , Brigadier General ( Temp ) No 7 District Sep 4th 1907 , General Officer Commanding ; Sep 6th 1907 , South Midland Division ; April 1st 1908 , Major General ; Sept 12 1912 , Commander Burma Division A.D.C. 1916 , Off Army List Circa 1919 , Died Nov 8th 1935 .
Periods of Employment .
Home March 27th 78 - May 22nd 78 , Sth Africa ; May 23rd 78 - May 11th 80 , Regimental Staff Service Record ; Acting ADJ Oct 5th 80 - Feb 1st 81 , Adjutant ; Feb 2nd 80 - June 4th 84 . Orders and Decorations ; Companion of the order of the Bath ( CB) , South Africa Medal with Clasp 78 -79 , Queen's Sth Africa Medal with Clasps ; ' Orange River State ', ' Transvaal ' , and ' Wittebergen ' . Kings South Africa Medal with Clasps , ' South Africa 1901 ' , and South Africa 1902 . Foreign Languages - French . Served in the Kaffir War of 78 including the campaigns of 78 & 79 against Chief Sekukuni . He was present in the assault which captured the Chief's stronghold in 79 . He took part in the Bechuanaland Expedition under the command of Sir Charles Warren 84 - 85 , being in command of a troop of the 3rd Mtd Rifles , Diamond Field Horse . Herbert was employed with the Egyptian Army from March 5th 94 - March 4th 96 . In Dec 1900 he was placed in command of the 1st Btn Sth Staffordshire Regt and took part in the operations in the Orange Free State April - May 1900 , Operations in the Orange River Colony May - Nov 29th 1900 , including the actions at Wittebergen July 1 - 29th and the Transvaal during July 1901 , in the operations in the Orange River Colony Nov 30th 1900 - May 31st 1902 . He was mentioned in despatches , London Gazette Sep 10th 1901 . For his services in Sth Africa during the Boer War , Herbert was awarded the Companion of the order of the Bath . He died at his home at 2 Grimestone Gardens , Folkestone . The Principal Mourners were Lady Raitt ( Widow ) , Miss Margaret Raitt ( Daughter ), and Mr & Mrs N.H.V. Gigill ( Son in Law & Daughter ) , Colonel F.J. Raitt ( Brother ) and Colonel & Mrs A.G. Haig ( Brother in Law & Sister in Law ).
cheers 90th. You need to study mo
Back to top Go down
littlehand

avatar

Posts : 7071
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 48
Location : Down South.

PostSubject: Re: Herbert Aveling Raitt 2nd Lt .   Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:13 pm

Back to top Go down
90th

avatar

Posts : 9239
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 61
Location : Melbourne, Australia

PostSubject: Herbert Aveling Raitt 2nd Lt .   Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:26 pm

Hi Littlehand.
Thanks mate for adding that post . Salute Salute .
cheers 90th. Salute
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Herbert Aveling Raitt 2nd Lt .   

Back to top Go down
 
Herbert Aveling Raitt 2nd Lt .
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: THE ONE'S THE HISTORY BOOKS FORGOT-
Jump to: