Lt Robert Henderson Rae

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

 

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