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PrattA SLieutenant ColonelBorn 26 April 1855. Educated at Rugby and RMA Woolwich. Gentleman Cadet 15 November 1872. Commissioned into the Gunners 1874. Served India January 1877 to November 78. Instructor of Gunnery April 1886 to May 1891 and November 1891 to March 95. He was promoted to Major on 14 March 1891. Served South Africa January 1900 to April 1901. OFS February to May 1900. Paarderberg 17 - 26 February 1900, Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Biddulphsberg and Witterbergen. Took command of the troops in Harrismith. Lieutenant Colonel 13 Feb 1000. Brevet Colonelcy on 10 February 1904. Retired 13 February 1905. Inspector of Remounts August 1914 - end of the War and wholly in the UK. Presumably, he was not entitled to Great War medals. CMG 3 Jun 1918. He died in June 1933.
CB (m) n/b. CMG n/b. QSA (5) CC Paard Drie Witt SA01 (Lt Col RA) with minor correction. 1897 Jubilee. Inc miniatures. Spink, 30 Nov 00, estimate £700.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
Royal Artillery
PriceTColonelList of CB recipients. Various sourcesVictoria contingent
Prothero R CCaptain Entering the service in 1862, Prothero was promoted to Commander in 1889 and Captain on 1895. He commanded the Naval Brigade of around 400 men of HMS Doris and HMS Monarch that was assigned to Lieutenant General Lord Methuen in the relief of Kimberley. He fought at Belmont and was very involved in the battle of Graspan two days later. At Graspan, the Brigade took considerable casualties including Prothero, who was seriously wounded. Conan Doyle said 'Captain Prothero of the 'Doris' dropped while still yelling to his seamen to 'take that kopje and be hanged to it!' He was a large and imposing man with a long beard who was known as 'Prothero the Bad'
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
Royal Navy
QuillB CLieutenant ColonelList of CB recipients. Various sourcesStaff
RaittHerbert AverlingMajorHe was the son of E R Raitt of Broughton's, Newnham, Gloucestershire. He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 80th Foot in 1878. He served with the regiment in the South African War of 1878-79, including the operations against the Sekukuni and the storming and capture of their stronghold. He was Adjutant of the 2nd Batt from February 1881 - June 1884. He served in Sir Charles Warren's peaceful expedition into Bechuanaland in 1884-85, where he commanded a troop of Diamond Fields Horse. He served with the Egyptian Army under Lord Kitchener for two years from 1894; he was advanced to Major in 1896. He served in the Boer War, Commanding the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, from December 1900 (CB; MID London Gazette 10.9.1901); Colonel 1904; Commanded the South Midland Division, 1908-11, Major-General 4 Sep 1912, posted as GOC of the Mandalay Brigade, 1913-14, as GOC Burma Division he commanded the troops during the Kachin Rising of January-February 1915; the punitive operations were mentioned in the despatch of General Sir Beauchamp Duff, GCB, C-in-C India, (London Gazette 4 Jul 1916) thus, ‘Unrest, which had been brewing for some time among the Kachins, came to a head in December, 1914, and January, 1915, when punitive operations were undertaken. The columns originally consisted of Burma Military Police, but as the disturbance appeared more general and likely to spread, regular troops were ordered up to Myitkyina.... In February, Major-General H. A. Raitt, C.B., Commanding Burma Division, proceeded to Myitkyina to direct operations. In the Kamaing and Mogaung Jurisdictions, and the adjoining un-administered territory, six columns operated during January and February.... Opposition encountered was in all cases successfully overcome, the rebel stockades captured, and the implicated villages destroyed. In the country north of Myitkyina two columns were employed during the latter end of January and throughout February and these were equally successful in punishing the recalcitrant tribesmen. The country in which these operations were carried out is of a particularly dense and difficult nature. Major-General Raitt especially commends a night march carried out by a detachment of the 64th Pioneers over intricate country, followed by a successful attack on a rebel village'; Major-General Raitt retired from his command in November 1918 (KCIE 1919.).
[KCIE], CB (Mil), SAGS (1) 1878-9 (Lt, 80th Foot), QSA (3) CC Witt Trans (Lt Col, CB, S Staffs Regt), KSA (2) (Lt Col, CB, S Staffs Regt), 1914-15 Star (Maj-Gen, CB), BWM (Maj-Gen), Victory Medal (Maj-Gen), 1911 Coronation (Brig-Gen, CB). Spink Apr 08
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
South Staffordshire Regiment
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