|Sir Geoffrey Raikes|
|Born||7 April 1884|
|Died||1975 (aged 90−91)|
|Years of service||1903−1938
|Unit||South Wales Borderers|
|Commands held||2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers
1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers
9th Infantry Brigade
38th (Welsh) Infantry Division
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Educated at Radley College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Raikes was commissioned into the South Wales Borderers in 1903. He was seconded to the Egyptian Army from 1913 to 1915. He served in World War I and in April 1918 found himself as Commanding Officer (CO) of the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers at Armentières where the battalion suffered heavy losses.
After the War he became an Instructor at the Senior Officers School in 1922 before attending the Staff College, Camberley from 1924 to 1925 and moving on to be Chief Instructor to the Royal Marine Artillery in 1928. He was appointed Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers in 1931 and then reverted to being an Instructor at the Senior Officers School. He was made Commander of the 9th Infantry Brigade in 1935 and then retired in 1938.
He was also Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire from 1948 to 1959.
- Smart, Nick (2005). Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War. Barnesley: Pen & Sword. ISBN 1844150496.
|GOC 38th (Welsh) Infantry Division
|GOC-in-C Aldershot Command
The Lord Glanusk
|Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire
Sir William Parker, Bt