Field Marshal Sir John Michel GCB PC (1 September 1804 – 23 May 1886) was a British Army officer. He commanded the 6th Regiment of Foot during the Eighth Xhosa War in 1851 and served as Chief of Staff of the British Army's Turkish contingent during the Crimean War in 1854 before transferring to India where he commanded the Malwa Field Force which pursued Tatya Tope in the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny. He then commanded the 1st Division at the Battle of Taku Forts in August 1860 during the Second Opium War and took part in the burning of the Old Summer Palace at Peking in October 1860 as a reprisal for the torture and murder of British prisoners before being appointed Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong in 1861. He later commanded the forces in British North America playing a key role in the organization of the militia volunteers in resistance to the Fenian raids invasions in 1866. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief of Ireland in 1875.
Sir John Michel
Sir John Michel
|Born||1 September 1804|
Dewlish House, Dorset
|Died||23 May 1886 (aged 81)|
Dewlish House, Dorset
|Years of service||1823–1880|
|Commands held||6th Regiment of Foot|
Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong
Commander of the British Troops in Canada
Commander-in-Chief of Ireland
|Battles/wars||Eighth Xhosa War|
Second Opium War
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Order of the Medjidie, Second Class (Ottoman Empire)
Born the son of Lieutenant-General John Michel and Anne Michel (née Fane), Michel was educated at Eton College and commissioned into the 57th Regiment of Foot on 3 April 1823. He transferred to the 27th Regiment of Foot a few months later, then to the 60th Regiment of Foot on 6 November 1823 and then to the 64th Regiment of Foot in Gibraltar on 24 November 1823. He was promoted to lieutenant on 28 April 1825, to captain in an unattached company on 12 December 1826 and to captain the 64th Foot on 15 February 1827.
Michel attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst in 1832 passing out as a staff officer the following year. He returned to the 64th Foot before transferring to the 3rd Regiment of Foot in Bengal on 20 February 1835 and becoming Aide-de-Camp to General Sir Henry Fane there later that year. Promoted to major in the 6th Regiment of Foot on 6 March 1840, he became Commanding Officer of the 6th Foot with the rank of lieutenant colonel on 15 April 1842.
Michel was deployed to South Africa in 1847 where he commanded his Regiment at the Battle of Waterkloof in March 1851 and the Battle of Mount Chaco in December 1851 during the Eighth Xhosa War. Promoted to brevet colonel on 20 June 1854, he became an Inspecting Field Officer for the recruiting districts on 1 October 1854 and then Chief of Staff of the British Army's Turkish contingent serving in the Crimean War with the local rank of major-general on 27 March 1855. After returning to South Africa again with the local rank of major-general on 24 July 1856 to deal with attacks by the cattle-killing movement, he was transferred to India with the local rank of major-general on 7 August 1857 and commanded the Malwa Field Force which pursued Tatya Tope in the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny. He was promoted to the substantive rank of major-general on 26 October 1858.
Michel became Commander of the 1st Division and fought at the Battle of Taku Forts in August 1860 during the Second Opium War. He took part in the burning of the Old Summer Palace at Peking in October 1860 as a reprisal for the torture and murder of British prisoners before being appointed Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong in 1861.
Michel became Commander of the British Troops in Canada in British North America with the local rank of lieutenant-general on 25 April 1865, succeeding Lieutenant-General Sir William Williams. In this capacity, Michel played a key role in the organization of the militia volunteers in resistance to the Fenian raids invasions in 1866. He was also a strong supporter of the Ottawa–French River navigation route advocated by Casimir Gzowski. Promoted to the substantive rank of lieutenant-general on 25 June 1866 and to full general on 28 March 1874, he became the Commander-in-Chief, Ireland in 1875; in this capacity his social skills and ample means made him very popular. He returned from Ireland on 1 October 1880. He also became colonel of the 86th Regiment of Foot (later the 2nd Battalion the Royal Irish Rifles).
Michel's honours included:
In May 1838 Michel married Louise Anne Churchill and together they went on to have two sons and three daughters.
Sir James Grant
| Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong
Sir Charles Staveley
Sir William Fenwick Williams
| Commander of the British Troops in Canada
Sir Charles Ash Windham
| Commander-in-Chief, Ireland
Sir Thomas Steele
Lord James Hay
| Colonel of the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot
Amalgamated to form the Royal Irish Rifles
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