King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

Name
DAWNAY, Sir David (1903-1971), Major General

Service biography
Joined Rifle Bde 1924; transferred to 10 Royal Hussars 1924; World War II 1939-1945; Second in Command, North Irish Horse 1940; Commanding Officer, 2 Reconnaissance Regt 1941; Commanding Officer, North Irish Horse 1941; Second in Command, 23 Armoured Bde and 26 Armoured Bde 1943; Commander, 21 Tank Bde 1943-1945; Commander, 26 Armoured Bde 1945; Commander, 86 Area, Venice, Italy 1946; Staff College, Camberley 1946; Commander, 2 Armoured Bde 1947; Deputy Commander, North Midland District 1948; Commander, 8 Armoured Bde 1948; Commandant, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 1951-1954

Papers
No papers have been traced

Publications

Index terms
SUBJECTS
PLACES
NAMES Maj Gen Alan Geoffrey Charles Dawnay (cousin); Maj Gen Guy Payan Dawnay (cousin); Maj Gen Hugh Richard Dawnay, 8th Viscount Downe (grandfather)

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