British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Donkin, Rufane Shaw
By: Ron McGuigan
Donkin, Rufane Shaw (1773 - 1 May 1841)
Son of General Robert Donkin.
Ensign 44th Foot 1778, Lieutenant 44th Foot 1779, Captain 44th Foot
1793, Major 44th Foot 1795, Lieutenant-Colonel 11th Foot
1798, Lieutenant Colonel Permanent Staff of Quartermaster-General's
Department 1805, Brevet Colonel 1808, Brigadier General on the Staff
1811, Major General 1811, Lieutenant General 1821, General 1838.
Early Service: Brigade-Major West Indies 1794-1795, Aide de
Camp Home Staff 1795, West Indies 1795-1796, raid on Ostend-Bruges
Canal and prisoner of war 1798, West Indies 1799-1800, 1801-1804, Assistant
Quartermaster-General Home Staff 1805, Assistant Quartermaster-General
Portugal & Spain: Assistant Quartermaster-General Portugal 1808-1809.
Peninsular War: Commanded brigade June 1809. Commanded brigade 3rd
Division June-October 1809. Quartermaster-General on East Coast of
Other service: Quartermaster-General in Sicily 1810-1813. On
Home Staff 1814. On staff Madras Presidency 1815, on staff Bengal Presidency 1815-1819
and commanded a division in Pindari War 1817-1819, Acting Governor
Cape of Good Hope 1820-1821, Surveyor-General of the Ordnance 1835-1841.
MP 1832-1837, 1839. KCB 1818. GCH 1825.
Colonel of the 80th Foot 1825-1837, 11th Foot 1837-1841.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2008
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