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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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Donaldson, Joseph (1794–1830), soldier and surgeon

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 532 words.

Donaldson, Joseph (1794–1830), soldier and surgeon, was born in Glasgow, where his father was employed by a mercantile house. With some school companions he ran away to sea and made a...