Major-General Beauchamp Doran, CB

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Major-General Beauchamp John Colclough Doran, CB

Birthplace: East India
Death: November 23, 1943 (83)
Ely House, County Wexford, Leinster, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of General Sir John Doran, KCB and Georgina Sultana Doran
Husband of Mary MacGeough Doran and Florence Doran
Brother of Georgina Sarah Doran; Edith Mary Doran; Brigadier General William Robert Butler Doran, CB, DSO; Kathleen Mary Holmes; Cecil George Doran and 2 others

Occupation: British Army Officer
Managed by: Bill Barnes
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About Major-General Beauchamp Doran, CB

Major-General Beauchamp John Colclough Doran, CB (24 September 1860 – 23 November 1943) was a British Army officer who commanded the 25th Division during the First World War. Commissioned in 1880, Doran saw service on the staff and with the Royal Irish Regiment through a number of colonial campaigns in the late nineteenth century, culminating in command of a mobile column in the Boer War, where he was seriously wounded. He then commanded a battalion of his regiment, followed by a brigade in the British Expeditionary Force. His brigade was mobilised in 1914, and he saw service during the first months of the First World War before being dismissed in October. He was later reinstated as commander of a brigade in the New Armies, and promoted to the 25th Division before it was sent to France in 1915; he led it on the Western Front until June 1916, when he was relieved and sent home. From 1916 to 1918 he commanded the Army forces in southern Ireland, and then held an administrative post in France before retiring in 1920.


Footnote 8: The Marquis of Ely, Charles Lord Viscount, Mayor of Wexford, 1793. The house named after the marquis was built in 1817 by Robert Hughes. His son, Robert Wygram Hughes, inherited the house and in turn Robert's sister Georgina inherited it in 1859. She married a Doran. The property went down to her son, later to become General Sir John Doran. He lived at Ely House until his death in 1903. His widow lived there until her death in 1912. The house was taken over during the First World War by the British Admiralty under the Defence of the Real Act (DORA) and the property was also used as an American Air Base in 1918-19. The son of General Doran, Major General Doran, lived in the house from 1919 to 1943. The entire property was sold to the order of St John of God and served as a hospital. It expanded to become a modern hospital in 1975, by which time the original house had been demolished.

Wings Over Wexford: The USN Air Station Wexford 1918-19 by Liam Gaul (2017)

India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947

  • Name: Beauchamp John Colelough Doran
  • Gender: Male
  • Christening Date: 17 Feb 1861
  • Christening Place: Calcutta, Bengal, India
  • Birth Date: 24 Sep 1860
  • Father's Name: John Doran
  • Mother's Name: Georgina Suttana



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Major-General Beauchamp Doran, CB's Timeline

September 24, 1860
East India
February 17, 1861
Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
November 23, 1943
Age 83
County Wexford, Leinster, Ireland