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Henry James Raby R.N.

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Henry James Raby R.N.Explanation
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.
13 February 1907 Died (Southsea)
15 January 1850Lieutenant
29 May 1855Commander
24 November 1862Captain
21 March 1878Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
1 August 1856 Commander 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 1860 Commander in Alecto, west coast of Africa
22 June 186818 May 1871Captain in Adventure

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