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PostSubject: Charles Michell 3/60th Foot   Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:31 pm

I wondered if anyone could advise where I might find out any more info regarding the service of the above ancestor (1849-1900). I have his 1879 SA medal (shield and assegais) and am visiting the battlefields next month Feb 2016.
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PostSubject: Re: Charles Michell 3/60th Foot   Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:13 pm

Hi, and welcome.

Lt. C Michell appears on the medal roll for 3/60th Rifles entitled to the 1879 bar. At the time of the award he was with the 2/60th. He subsequently gained the rank of Captain. His service papers ought to be at the National Archives but I cannot see him in the index. He married Louisa Rachel Orde-Powlett on 18 January 1883 and died at Leyburn in Yorkshire. Six companies of the 3/60th served at Gingindlovu and the regiment remained in SA and took part in the 1st Boer War.

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PostSubject: Re: Charles Michell 3/60th Foot   Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:31 am

Thanks Steve...brilliant. I have a photo of a portrait of him in uniform which I will attempt to share too if I can master the technology!
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PostSubject: Charles Mitchell 3/60th REGT   Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:36 pm

Excellent s. Mitchell , looking forward to seeing your relative .
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PostSubject: Re: Charles Michell 3/60th Foot   Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:15 am

Pictures look a bit complicated to post, but here is more info from his school record:
MICHELL, Captain Charles,
Born 17th February 1849
Son of J. Michell, JP DL, Darlington
Married 1883 Louisa,
Daughter of Honourable and Reverend T. Orde Powlett
Entered Trevelyan House 1862.3 - left 1867.2
The first boy who came as he arrived a day too soon
Cricket Eleven 1863 - 1867 (Captain)
XX 1863 - 1866 (Captain)
Ensign, 60th Rifles 1867
Zulu War 1879
Medal and clasp, Captain 1880
Boer Rebellion 1881
Retired 1882
Died 25th January 1900
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