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General Sir Rufane Donkin, KCB, GCH

Person  Male  Died 1841

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: India, South Africa

Served in India and South Africa. He named Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape after his wife, who had died in India, and built a pyramid-shaped memorial to her there. He returned to England and married again but took his own life on the anniversary of Elizabeth's death. Buried at St Pancras Churchyard with her embalmed heart. Ahhh.

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