A Boer War C.B. group of three to Colonel H.E.Rawson, Royal Engineers,
Lot 71
A Boer War C.B. group of three to Colonel H.E.Rawson, Royal Engineers,
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A Boer War C.B. group of three to Colonel H.E.Rawson, Royal Engineers,
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B., Military Division, in silver-gilt and enamel; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, four bars, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (Col: H.E.Rawson. R.E.); King's South Africa, two bars, S.A.01, S.A.02 (Col. H.E.Rawson. C.B. R.E.). With corresponding miniatures, and a Francis Fowke Memorial Medal (H.E.Rawson. Lieutenant R.E.). The C.B. and Fowke medal in boxes of issue, the miniatures mounted as worn. Toned, the campaign medals with a couple of light contact marks, otherwise very fine or better. (7)


  • C.B. London Gazette 31.10.1902.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 8.2.1901; 29.7.1902.

    Colonel H.E.Rawson was born on the 3rd September 1852, he was educated at Westminster and the R.M.A. Woolwich, he joined the Royal Engineers in 1872, was involved with submarine mining 1874; Bermuda defence, 1877; Malta 1885; Treasury 1880-84; Secretary of R.E. Committee and War Office Committee 1890-94; Canada 1885-89, raising a submarine mining militia; C.R.E. Lines of Communication Natal; afterwards C.R.E. Natal District, present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations on Tugela Heights from 14th to 17th February 1900, and at action at Pieters Hill. Served in Operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, then operations in Natal, March to June 1900 including action at Laing's Nek. Finally on Operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September and October 1901. Member of Natal Defences Commission 1902; Natal Native Affairs Commission 1906-07; Chief Engineer and Commanding Royal Engineers, South Africa 1905-07. Chief Engineer Northern Command 1907-09.

    In addition he played cricket for Kent in 1874; International Footlball (association) for England 1874; in the final matches for the Cup, 1874, 1875. He died on 18th October 1924.

    The Francis Fowke Memorial medal was established by the Officers of Royal Engineers as an Architectural Prize in the Corps.
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