Thomas Rattray Commander 1st Bengal Police Battalion COLONEL THOMAS RATTRAY, a distinguished officer, most of whose service had been in India. He was the fifth son of the late Dr. Rattray, of Daventry, and received his first commission in to east India Company's service in 1839. He joined the 64th Bengal Native Infantry in 1841, and in that regiment was present at the forcing of the Khyber Pass under Major-Gen. Sir G. Pollock, G.O.B., and the several engagements before the army reached…

Thomas Rattray Commander 1st Bengal Police Battalion COLONEL THOMAS RATTRAY, a distinguished officer, most of whose service had been in India. He was the fifth son of the late Dr. Rattray, of Daventry, and received his first commission in to east India Company's service in 1839. He joined the 64th Bengal Native Infantry in 1841, and in that regiment was present at the forcing of the Khyber Pass under Major-Gen. Sir G. Pollock, G.O.B., and the several engagements before the army reached…

Charles Baker VC Commander 1st Bengal Military Police Battalion

Charles Baker VC Commander 1st Bengal Military Police Battalion

Rattray, Thomas, C.B., C.S.I. (T820-18S0.) 64th Native Infantry. Born, Sept., 1820. Died, 21 Oct., 1880. Ensign, 10 Dec, 1839. Lieut., 24 Jan., 1842. Capt., 1 Sept., 1850. Bt.-Major, 1 May, 1858. Lieut.-Col., 10 Dec, 1865. Bt.-Col., 10 Dec, 1870. Services : — Served in the campaign of 1842 in Afghanistan under General Pollock, and was severely wounded at the forcing of the Khyber Pass. (Medal.) Served with the force under Sir C. Napier against the hill tribes in Scinde, 1844-45. Served with…

Rattray, Thomas, C.B., C.S.I. (T820-18S0.) 64th Native Infantry. Born, Sept., 1820. Died, 21 Oct., 1880. Ensign, 10 Dec, 1839. Lieut., 24 Jan., 1842. Capt., 1 Sept., 1850. Bt.-Major, 1 May, 1858. Lieut.-Col., 10 Dec, 1865. Bt.-Col., 10 Dec, 1870. Services : — Served in the campaign of 1842 in Afghanistan under General Pollock, and was severely wounded at the forcing of the Khyber Pass. (Medal.) Served with the force under Sir C. Napier against the hill tribes in Scinde, 1844-45. Served with…

Capt. R. H. Anderson, 1908. Later BRIGADIER ROBERT HEATH ANDERSON, C.B., C.I.E.  Brigadier R. H. Anderson, C.B., C.l.E., who died on October 23,  1940, had had a distinguished military career. Author of 2nd Vol History of the 45th Rattray's Sikhs. The eldest son of the  late Col.  w,.  R. Le Guyt Anderson, C.B., of Siddington Manor,  Cirencester, he entered Boyne House in 1896 and passed into the  R.M.C., Sandhurst, in 1900. He was gazetted to the Middlesex Regt.  in 1901 and later…

Capt. R. H. Anderson, 1908. Later BRIGADIER ROBERT HEATH ANDERSON, C.B., C.I.E. Brigadier R. H. Anderson, C.B., C.l.E., who died on October 23, 1940, had had a distinguished military career. Author of 2nd Vol History of the 45th Rattray's Sikhs. The eldest son of the late Col. w,. R. Le Guyt Anderson, C.B., of Siddington Manor, Cirencester, he entered Boyne House in 1896 and passed into the R.M.C., Sandhurst, in 1900. He was gazetted to the Middlesex Regt. in 1901 and later…

The mounted group of eight miniature dress medals attributed to Colonel F. S. Keen, C.B., D.S.O., Rattray’s Sikhs, Order of the Bath, Military Division, silver-gilt and enamels; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., gold and enamels; India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-8, Tirah 1897-8; Africa General Service 1902-56, E.VII.R., 2 clasps, 1898, Uganda 1899, on an East and Central Africa 1897-99 riband; 1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf…

The mounted group of eight miniature dress medals attributed to Colonel F. S. Keen, C.B., D.S.O., Rattray’s Sikhs, Order of the Bath, Military Division, silver-gilt and enamels; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., gold and enamels; India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-8, Tirah 1897-8; Africa General Service 1902-56, E.VII.R., 2 clasps, 1898, Uganda 1899, on an East and Central Africa 1897-99 riband; 1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf…

Major Herbert Sawyer was an Indian Army officer (Military Intelligence and later Commander Rattray Sikhs) who, in 1890, carried out a geographical-military reconnaissance in West Persia, including a mapping of the Bakhtiari territories.  Even though a detailed version of his map was publicly available in 1894 (click here and scroll down); copies in the India Office collection (now in the British Library) were splendidly marked, in large red letters, as SECRET.    Hand-drawn elevations of…

Major Herbert Sawyer was an Indian Army officer (Military Intelligence and later Commander Rattray Sikhs) who, in 1890, carried out a geographical-military reconnaissance in West Persia, including a mapping of the Bakhtiari territories. Even though a detailed version of his map was publicly available in 1894 (click here and scroll down); copies in the India Office collection (now in the British Library) were splendidly marked, in large red letters, as SECRET.  Hand-drawn elevations of…

American or British "Pasha" / senior officers served in the Egyptian Army prior to the  British intervention in 1882. British officers on half-pay or American veterans of the War Between the States served as field and general staff officers under Egypt's Khedive / Viceroy. Photograph by L. Fiorillo, Alexandria, Egypt c. 1870's - 80. Alexander W. Reynolds, a former Brigadier General of the CSA, in 1869 he enrolled as a colonel in the Egyptian Army.

American or British "Pasha" / senior officers served in the Egyptian Army prior to the British intervention in 1882. British officers on half-pay or American veterans of the War Between the States served as field and general staff officers under Egypt's Khedive / Viceroy. Photograph by L. Fiorillo, Alexandria, Egypt c. 1870's - 80. Alexander W. Reynolds, a former Brigadier General of the CSA, in 1869 he enrolled as a colonel in the Egyptian Army.

[India] - Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 45th Rattray's Sikhs, Pencil and watercolour heightened with white, on paper, Watercolour, signed 'A.C. LOVETT' 1911 (lower right), Mounted and framed, 38cm x 26cm.

[India] - Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 45th Rattray's Sikhs, Pencil and watercolour heightened with white, on paper, Watercolour, signed 'A.C. LOVETT' 1911 (lower right), Mounted and framed, 38cm x 26cm.

Major HB Rattray, 45th Rattray's Sikhs 1908. RATTRAY, HALDANE BURNEY., was born 27 May, 1870, son of the late ColoneI Thomas Rattray, C.B.  He entered the Derbyshire Regt. a  Second Lieutenant 29 March, 1 90; became Lieutenant, Indian staff Corp ,1 March, 1 92. He served on the North-West Frontier  of India, 1979 ,taking part in the defence of Chakdara (Severely wounded);  Malakand; action at Landakai; operations in Bajaur. He was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 5 Nov. 1897J, was…

Major HB Rattray, 45th Rattray's Sikhs 1908. RATTRAY, HALDANE BURNEY., was born 27 May, 1870, son of the late ColoneI Thomas Rattray, C.B. He entered the Derbyshire Regt. a Second Lieutenant 29 March, 1 90; became Lieutenant, Indian staff Corp ,1 March, 1 92. He served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1979 ,taking part in the defence of Chakdara (Severely wounded); Malakand; action at Landakai; operations in Bajaur. He was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 5 Nov. 1897J, was…

India,1858: 1:Private,97th Regiment.2:Officer,Bengal Horse Artillery.3:Private,6th Dragoons Guards.

India,1858: 1:Private,97th Regiment.2:Officer,Bengal Horse Artillery.3:Private,6th Dragoons Guards.

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