Discover if your ancestors died while serving with the British Army in India during the Sepoy Rebellion. Uncover how and where your ancestor was killed in the subcontintent. The records include valuable information for your family history including your relative’s rank, regiment and battalion.
Each record includes a transcript of the original source. The amount of information listed varies, but the Indian Mutiny Deaths 1857-1859 records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
There are 2,392 fatalities recorded on the British Casualties, Indian Mutiny 1857-1859 register. The record set includes those British subjects or servicemen who died during the conflict. It is drawn from various sources including individual graves, memorials, plaques, medal rolls and other relevant sources. It does not necessarily include everybody, only those that have been found in the various sources available.
The Indian Mutiny is also known as the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Sepoy Mutiny or the Uprising of 1857. The mutiny began in the northern Indian city of Meerut, May 1857, with a rebellion of Sepoys (Hindu or Muslim soldiers) in the service of the British East India Company’s army against British authorities. The rebellion was focused around northern and central India. Ultimately the mutiny was a failure and peace was declared on 8 July 1858.