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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 .
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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 ).
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Hi Littlehand.
Thanks mate for adding that post . Salute Salute .
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