Guy Dawnay (politician)

Guy Cuthbert Dawnay (26 July 1848 – 28 February 1889) was a Conservative politician. He was killed by a buffalo in East Africa.

Dawnay was the fourth son of William Dawnay, 7th Viscount Downe, and his wife Mary Isabel, daughter of the Right Reverend the Hon. Richard Bagot, Bishop of Oxford. Dawnay fought at the Battle of Gingindlovu as a volunteer. He entered Parliament for the North Riding of Yorkshire in 1882, a seat he held until the 1885 election, when he was defeated for the new Cleveland constituency. He served in the Conservative administration of Lord Salisbury as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance from 1885 to 1886.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Milbank
Viscount Helmsley
Member of Parliament for the North Riding of Yorkshire
With: Sir Frederick Milbank
Constituency abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Brand
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance
Succeeded by
William Woodall
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