|Name Stanley von|
Allegiance United Kingdom
|Service/branch British Army|
|Battles/wars Second Boer War
First World War|
Relations P. G. von Donop (brother)
Awards Order of the Bath, Order of St Michael and St George
Battles and wars Second Boer War, World War I
Major-General Sir Stanley Brenton von Donop (1860–1941) was a British Army officer who became Master-General of the Ordnance.
Donop was commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery as a lieutenant on 18 January 1880, promoted to captain on 1 April 1888, and to major on 9 October 1897. He served in the Second Boer War and in November 1900 was appointed Commanding Officer of Lord Methuen's Composite Regiment of Australian Bushmen, with the local rank (in South Africa) of lieutenant-colonel. He led an important action at Kleinfontein the following year. For his service in the war, he was mentioned in despatches (dated 8 April 1902) and received a brevet promotion to lieutenant-colonel in the South Africa honours list published on 26 June 1902.
In 1908 Donop was appointed Chief Instructor at the School of Gunnery and in 1911 he was appointed Director of Artillery at the War Office.
Donop had a key role in the First World War, having been appointed Master-General of the Ordnance in 1913. He ordered the 6-inch howitzers which were the main instrument for the bombardments on the Western Front.
He was also Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery.