Middleton, Sir Frederick Dobson


Middleton, Sir Frederick Dobson
(1825-1898)
   Born in Belfast, Ireland. Educated at Sandhurst, and entered the army, 1842. Served in India during the mutiny, 1857-1858. In 1868 stationed in Canada; and in 1884 general in command of the militia of Canada. In 1885 commanded the Canadian troops during the Riel Rebellion, and, for his services in suppressing it, knighted and received a grant of $20,000. Appointed, 1896, keeper of the crown jewels in the Tower of London. See Riel Rebellion, 1885.
   Index: Md Commands troops sent to quell Riel Rebellion, 242.
   Bib.: Morgan, Can. Men; Denison, Soldiering in Canada.

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