Charles Sedgfield Donner

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Captain Charles Sedgfield Donner, R.N. ( – 17 May, 1892) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

In 1867, Donner was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Silver Medal for lifesaving.[1]

Donner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 June, 1869.

He married in March 1873. Matrimony may have disagreed with him, as on 27 May he was surveyed at Plymouth Hospital, suffering from acute mania. he was discharged, "cured", on 27 July. Donner was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1882.

Donner was promoted to the rank of Captain on 21 June, 1887.

Died of apoplexy.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
16 Apr, 1885[2] – 18 Apr, 1885[3]
Succeeded by
Charles S. Donner
Preceded by
Henry Fairfax
Captain of H.M.S. Monarch
18 Apr, 1885[4] – 26 Apr, 1885[5]
Succeeded by
John B. Warren
Preceded by
Charles S. Donner
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
26 Apr, 1885[6]
Succeeded by
Henry F. Stephenson
Preceded by
The Hon. Assheton G. Curzon-Howe
Captain of H.M.S. Boadicea
7 May, 1891[7] – May, 1892[8][9]
Succeeded by
George A. Giffard

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1876). p. 459.
  2. Donner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1035. f. ?.
  3. Donner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1035. f. ?.
  4. Donner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1035. f. ?.
  5. Donner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1035. f. ?.
  6. Donner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1035. f. ?.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 205.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 205.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 204.