Peter Bonnevaux

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Colonel
Peter Bonnevaux
4th Military Governor of British Ceylon
In office
2 July 1797 – 12 July 1797
Monarch George III
Preceded by Welbore Ellis Doyle
Succeeded by Pierre Frédéric de Meuron
3rd General Officer Commanding, Ceylon
In office
30 June 1797 – 1797
Preceded by Welbore Ellis Doyle
Succeeded by Pierre Frédéric de Meuron
Personal details
Died 12 July 1797
Colombo, British Ceylon
Military service
Allegiance Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Colonel
Unit 10th Madras Native Infantry
Commands General Officer Commanding, Ceylon

Colonel Peter Bonnevaux (1752–1797) was the fourth Military Governor of British Ceylon and third General Officer Commanding, Ceylon. He was appointed Governor on 2 July 1797 and was Governor until 12 July 1797. He was succeeded by Pierre Frédéric de Meuron.[1]

Bonnevaux joined the 10th Madras Native Infantry of the East India Company's Madras Army as an Ensign in 1768 and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by 1794.[2]

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Government offices
Preceded by
Welbore Ellis Doyle
Military Governor of British Ceylon
1797-1797
Succeeded by
Pierre Frédéric de Meuron
Military offices
Preceded by
Welbore Ellis Doyle
General Officer Commanding, Ceylon
1797-1797
Succeeded by
Pierre Frédéric de Meuron