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Name: RAIKES, Arthur Edward Hannington (Brig.-General)

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Birth Date: 5.2.1867 Netheravon, Wiltshire

Death Date: 3.3.1915 London

Nationality: British

First Date: 1894

Last Date: 1909

Profession: On arrival second in command Sultan's Forces Zanzibar & following year was in command. First Minister Zanzibar 1906, Chief of Police for more than 14 years & held in high esteem by the whole community

Area: Zanzibar - retired in 1909 and returned to England

Married: In London 16 Dec 1899 Geraldine Mary Arbuthnot 'Dina' b.1882 London, d. 20 Nov 1924 Kensington

Children: Robert Fitzgerald Raikes (19 Oct 1900 Zanzibar-1974)

Book Reference: Gillett, Moyse, North, EA Diary 1903, EAHB 1907

War Service: Wiltshire Regt.

General Information:

As an Army Officer he had served in England & Ireland with 62nd Regt. In EA he served through the Mazrui rebellion in the days of the IBEA Co.
Moyse - Wiltshire Regt. - Mazrui Rebellion 1895-96 - expedition by Hardinge with 100 Zanzibaris under Capt. A.E. Raikes
North - seconded as 2 i/c Zanzibar troops; arr. Zanzibar from Europe 1/10/1894; Gazi 28/9/1895 engaged in Mbarak rebellion on mainland; dep. Zanzibar for Cairo with sister Helen, wife of G.P. Hatch 31/1/1896; arr. Mombasa from Sudan with 108 Sudanese Troops 1896; Awarded Order of Hamoudich, 1st Class, by Sultan of Zanzibar 20/6/1897; Zanzibar Brig. Gen., Commander in Chief, Sultan's Forces & Chief of Police 1899; 'a very cheerful individual' (Ternan, 1930)

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