David Douglas Wemyss

Major general
David Douglas Wemyss
7th General Officer Commanding, Ceylon
In office
1804  ?
Preceded by Hay MacDowall
Succeeded by Thomas Maitland
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Major general
Commands General Officer Commanding, Ceylon

Major general David Douglas Wemyss (1760–1839) was a British Army officer. He was the seventh General Officer Commanding, Ceylon, appointed in 1804.[1] He was succeeded by Thomas Maitland.


  1.  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1899). "Wemyss, David Douglas". Dictionary of National Biography. 60. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
Military offices
Preceded by
Hay MacDowall
General Officer Commanding, Ceylon
Succeeded by
Thomas Maitland
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