King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

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

DOWNE, Hugh Richard Dawnay, (1844-1924), 8th Viscount Downe, Major General

Service biography
Joined 2 Life Guards 1865; Zulu War 1879; Aide-de-camp to Arthur William Patrick Albert, (1850-1942), Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, son of Queen Victoria, Commandant Meerut Div 1883-1885; Commander, 10 Royal Hussars 1887-1892; Aide-de-camp to Duke of Cambridge 1892-1895; Col commanding Cavalry Bde at the Curragh, Ireland 1897-1899; South African War 1899-1902; retired 1902; special envoy to Shah of Persia 1903

PRIVATE POSSESSION: Family retains unspecified papers


Index terms
NAMES Maj Gen Alan Geoffrey Charles Dawnay (nephew); Maj Gen Sir David Dawnay (grandson); Maj Gen Guy Payan Dawnay (nephew)

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