Henry James Raby R.N.
Henry James Raby R.N.

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Henry James Raby R.N.Explanation
Son of Arthur Turnour Raby (1789-1856)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
26 September 1827 Born (Boulogne, France)
10 June 1855 Immediately after the assault on Sebastopol he left (with two seamen) the shelter of their battery works and ran forward 70 yards across open ground, through heavy gunfire to retrieve a wounded man. For this he was subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross.
31 December 1863 Married Judith (1831-1914), daughter of Thomas Watkin Forster (1776-1842)
29 May 1875 Companion of the order of the Bath in Queen Victoria's Birthday Honours list
13 February 1907 Died (Southsea)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
15 January 1850Lieutenant
29 May 1855Commander
24 November 1862Captain
27 September 1877Retired Captain
21 March 1878Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
2 October 185013 March 1853Lieutenant in Wasp, commanded by Commander William Pearson Crozier, west coast of Africa (until Crozier invalided)
15 March 1853 Lieutenant in Wasp, commanded by Samuel Pritchard, returning from the west coast of Africa
21 August 185227 November 1854Lieutenant in Wasp, commanded by Commander Lord John Hay, Mediterranean, and Black Sea during the Russian War
14 March 1853 Lieutenant in Wasp, commanded by Charles Wright Bonham, west coast of Africa
2 February 18554 January 1856Lieutenant in Wasp, commanded by Commander Henry Lloyd, Mediterranean
1 August 185615 March 1857Commander in Medusa, west coast of Africa
14 October 185926 January 1860Commander in Weser, intendedfor service in the River Plate, but found to be quite unsuitable, and therefore replaced by Alecto
27 January 186025 June 1862Commander in Alecto, west coast of Africa
22 June 186818 May 1871Captain in Adventure

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