Michael Saward (British Army officer)

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Michael Saward
Born 1841
Died 1928
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service c.1860 - 1903
Rank Major-General

Major-General Michael Henry Saward (1841–1928) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.

Military career[edit]

Saward became a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in Bengal in 1862.[1] He remained in Bengal throughout his career and was ultimately appointed Assistant Adjutant General of the Royal Artillery in Bengal, a post he only relinquished in 1894.[2] He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1899.[3]

He is buried at St John the Evangelist Church at Dormansland in Surrey.[4] He was also a Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery.[5]


In 1877 he married Kath Maisey.[6]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22621. p. 2230. 29 April 1862. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26595. p. 687. 5 February 1895. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  3. ^ World Statesmen
  4. ^ Gravestone Photos
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27783. p. 2719. 22 February 1905. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  6. ^ Roots.web
Government offices
Preceded by
Nathaniel Stevenson
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by
Barrington Campbell