Charles Henry Raitt

Born 7.09.1869

Place St Petersburg, Russia

Ethnic origin British, knew Russian language

Religion Church of England

Father Arthur Wellesley Raitt

Mother Mary nee Thomson


Wife Evelina Amy Raitt, married 1895, children Amy Evelyn Raitt b. 1896, Stella Isabell Raitt b. 1898, Charles James W Raitt b. 1905

Residence before arrival at Australia Education: St Marks School (Preparatory for Eton College), Windsor; Bedford Grammar School (Special Sandhurst Col. Course), was on British consular service in Russia

Arrived at Australia
on before 1889

Residence before enlistment Maryborough, Vic

Occupation Bank manager

Service 1
service number Major
enlisted 4.05.1915
POE [Melbourne]
unit 21st Battalion (commander of A Coy)
rank Major
place Gallipoli, 1915
final fate RTA 4.12.1915, served as commanding officer with Victorian reinforcements
discharged 4.02.1917

Service 2
service number Major
enlisted 10.05.1917
POE [Melbourne]
unit Sea transport service
rank Major
place Sea transport service, 1917
final fate RTA 31.10.1917
discharged 1.01.1918

Naturalisation Natural born British subject; 1927 naturalisation in the USA

Residence after the war 1917 Melbourne, 1920 left Australia for USA; 1921 Chicago, USA, 1927 La Grange, Illinois, USA


Digitised service records (NAA)

Personal case file (NAA)

Application for course of accountancy (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Soldiers' letters. Major C.H. Raitt. - Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser, 3 December 1915, p. 1

Home again. Major C.H. Raitt. - Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser 10 January 1916, p. 4

Alleged wife desertion. Major C.H. Raitt charged. - Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser, 23 January 1918, p. 2

The Major and his missus. - Truth, Melbourne, 2 February 1918, p. 8