Henry Sarel

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Henry Sarel
Henry Sarel
Born 1823
Died 1887
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1847–1885
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars Indian Mutiny
Second Opium War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant General Henry Andrew Sarel CB (1823–1887) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Rugby School,[1] Sarel became a cornet with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers in 1847[2] and subsequently transferred to the 17th Lancers.[3] He fought with his Regiment during the Indian Mutiny in 1857[4] and then joined the China Expedition in 1861.[5] He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1883[6] and lived at Rollesby Hall in Norfolk.[7]


He married Phyllis Molyneux.[8]


  1. ^ Rugby School Register, May 1874 - May 1904
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 20753. p. 2559. 13 July 1847. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22117. p. 1571. 24 March 1858. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  4. ^ Second medal displayed in portrait
  5. ^ Papers read Royal Geographical Society, 11 November 1861
  6. ^ World Statesmen
  7. ^ Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.476
  8. ^ Unit Histories
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Nelson
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by
John Elkington