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Name: RATTRAY, Haldane Burney DSO (Major)

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Nee: son of Col. Thomas Rattray, CB, CSI

Birth Date: 27.5.1870 Tonbridge

Death Date: 1.2.1917 Basra, Mesopotamia, killed in action

Nationality: British

First Date: 1898

Profession: Military

Married: In Westminster 23 Aug 1905 Ethel Marguerite Piper b. 1884 Ackleton Hall, Shropshire, d. 1960

Children: Charles (1904-1982); Jean Kinloch (14.7.1912-1986); Peter Hugh 'Paddy' (2.9.1914-1994); Penelope (Wickham,, Oates, Upson, Kidman)

Book Reference: Moyse, Kelly, EAS, North, EA Diary 1903, DSO

War Service: Indian Staff Corps

General Information:

Kelly - served on N-W Frontier, India 1897-8, also with Tirah Expeditionary Force
The African Standard - 26-2-1903 - Invited to the wedding of H.R. Phelips & Miss Jacquette Edith Lambe in Mombasa North - arr. near Nandi Post 15/1/1899, with troops of Indian Contingent for Uganda; Uganda Rifles; arr. Mombasa from Uganda 9/2/1901, dep. for Europe 11/2/1901; Listed as Staff & intelligence Officer May 1901; arr. Mombasa from Europe 25/8/1901, dep. for Uganda 29/8/1901; Major; End of apt. 24/11/1903 DSO - He entered the Derbyshire Regt. as 2nd Lieut. 29 Mar 1890; became Lieut. Indian Staff Corps 1 March 1892. He served on the N.W. Frontier of India 1897-98 taking part in the defence of Chakdara (severely wounded); Malakand; action at Landakai; operations in Bajaur. He was mentioned in Despatches, was given the Brevet of Major 30 March 1901, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order ….. In recognition of services during the recent operations on the N.W. Frontier of India. The Insignia were presented at Yonti, Jubaland, by HM Consul for British East Africa. He served in the Tirah Campaign 1897-8 (clasp); and in British East Africa 1898, taking part in the operations against the Ogaden Somalis (Medal with clasp). In 1898 and 1899 he served in Uganda. On 20 Mar 1901, he was promoted to Captain, Indian Army. He became Wing Commander, 45th Bengal Infantry, and was promoted to Lieut.-Colonel.
Moyse - 1901 - Col. Manning impressed by excellent intelligence reports compiled by the military officers in Uganda especially those of Major Gorges and Major H.B. Rattray.

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