- Hugh Dawnay, 8th Viscount Downe
Dawnay was the second son of William Dawnay, 7th Viscount Downe and his wife Mary Isabel Bagot, daughter of the Bishop of Bath and Wells.
He fought in the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879, where he was mentioned in despatches. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 10th Hussars between 1887 and 1892. He fought in the Second Boer War between 1899 and 1901, where he was mentioned in despatches twice. He retired from the army in 1902, with the rank of Major-General.
A cricketer he played for I Zingari and the MCC, playing in the Aborigines v MCC test at Lord's in 1868 in the first tour of England by an Australian team. He became President of the MCC in 1872
Downe was created Baron Dawnay, of Danby, on 24 July 1897 and subsequently sat in the House of Lords.
He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.) in 1886, a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1900, as a Commander Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) in November 1902 and as a Knight Commander Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) in December 1902.
Military offices Preceded by
Lord Ralph Drury Kerr
Colonel of the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)
The Lord Byng of Vimy
Peerage of the United Kingdom New creation Baron Dawnay
Peerage of Ireland Preceded by
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