British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

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 Copenhagen 1807. 

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 Spain 1812-1813.

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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