Stanley Brenton von Donop

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Stanley Brenton von Donop
Sir Stanley von Donop
Born 1860
Died 1941
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Major-General
Relations P. G. von Donop (brother)

Major-General Sir Stanley Brenton von Donop KCB KCMG (1860–1941) was a British Army officer who became Master-General of the Ordnance.

Military career[edit]

Donop was commissioned into the Royal Artillery. He served in the Second Boer War and in 1901 was appointed Commanding Officer of Lord Methuen's Composite Regiment of Australian Bushmen.[1] He led an important action at Kleinfontein the following year.[2]

In 1908 Donop was appointed Chief Instructor at the School of Gunnery[3] and in 1911 he was appointed Director of Artillery at the War Office.[4]

Donop had a key role in the First World War, having been appointed Master-General of the Ordnance in 1913.[5] He ordered the 6-inch howitzers which were the main instrument for the bombardments on the Western Front.[6]

He was also Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery.[7]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27286. p. 1234. 19 February 1901. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27398. p. 373. 17 January 1902. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28111. p. 1205. 21 February 1908. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28464. p. 1042. 10 February 1911. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28724. p. 3904. 30 May 1913. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
  6. ^ Gugmundsson, Bruce (2005). The British Expeditionary Force 1914-15. Osprey. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-84176-902-8. 
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33047. p. 3296. 15 May 1925. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Charles Hadden
Master-General of the Ordnance
Succeeded by
Sir William Furse