Field Marshal Sir John Michel

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Address:

All Saints Church

Church Road

Dewlish, Dorset

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • China (19C and 20C)
  • Colonial India
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
  • Kaffir Wars (1779-1878)
About the memorial: The Field Marshall died in his bed aged 81 so technically this could be said not to be a war memorial. However, the inscription on the memorial, and the biography in the attached Link, are an encapsulation both of the career of a Victorian imperial soldier and of the history of warfare in the period. The memorial is in the north transept of the church. The inscription is hard to read in the photograph so I have transcribed it under the Names tab. In addition to the campaigns mentioned in the memorial, he served as commander of British forces in Canada 1865-7 and as C-in-C of Ireland 1875-80. The East window of the church is a memorial to his father General Sir John Michel (1765-1844) but gives no campaign details though the general presumably fought agaiinst the French between 1793 and 1815..
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In Memory of Field Marshal the Rt Honble Sir John Michel GCB, Colonel of the 86th Regt/ Born 1st Sept 1804, Died 23rd May 1886. He served his country for 62 years/ Was engaged in the Kaffir Wars 1846-7-8, 1851-3. Commanded the Turkish contingent/ in the Crimean Campaign 1855. Indian Mutiny 1857-9. Commanded the Mhow Field Force/ and defeated the rebels under Tantia Topee. Commanded a Division in the China War 1860/ Twice received the Thanks of Parliament/ In affectionate remembrance this monument is erected/ by many friends in the Army & the Country. (All in capital letters on the memorial.)

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