1893 May 27 Born. Greenock, Renfrew.
1901 census at 19 Newton St, Greenock. His father is a shipyard store keeper.
|George A Rae||49|
|Annie S Rae||44|
|William S Rae||22|
|Maryann C Rae||21|
|James B Rae||19|
|George A Rae||18|
|Angus C Rae||17|
|Thomas W Rae||10|
|Robert H Rae||7|
1914 Aug 6. Enlisted in RAMC. Mother Annie Henderson Rae, Armena Villa, Seafield Avenue, Leith. He was a cook
1914 Oct 28 Posted to France
1917 Jul 17. Gunshot wound, left foot, in action
1915 Jul 22. Returned to UK
1916 Jan 3. Discharged as no longer fit for war service. A Private in RAMC. Basically he could not walk unaided, and even if aided, only a short distance
The MIC indicates that he first worked as a Dresser with British Red Cross in Bolougne, before joining Gordon Highlanders
1916 Oct 6. Re-enlisted in Gordon Highlanders
1918 Feb 15. Commissioned 2nd Lt
1918 Feb 15. Gordon Highlanders. 2nd Lt R H Rae is seconded
1919 Mar 28. 4th Gordon Highlanders. 2nd Lt. R. H. Rae (attd. 16th Bn, Arg. and Suth'd Highrs ) is restored to the estbt.
1919 Aug 15 Promoted Lt
1920 Aug 14 Leaves UK for New York. He is an Admin Officer
1921 Dec 20. Gazetted out as Lt
1921 Jan 10 Joined ADRIC with service no 1470. Posted to K Coy
1921 Mar 28. Posted to P Coy
1921 Mar 30 "Resigned"
1921 May 26. He gets a seaman's card and sails as 2nd Steward on SS Calderon
1925 Aug 28. Sailed on SS Ruahine as assist. Steward