The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of Indian soldiers of the East India Company’s army on 10 May 1857. It spread rapidly as further mutinies and civilian rebellions sprung up across the country.
The conflict was a major threat to British influence in the region and signified the end of the East India Company’s authority in India. Over 2000 British soldiers and as many civilians were killed in the uprising. The Empire’s response was swift and brutal, leaving hundreds of thousands of Indian soldiers and civilians dead at the hands of British forces.
The 2,392 records in this collection contain the details of Britons killed in the mutiny. They list information such as the deceased’s place of service, home address, date of death, cause of death and former military service.