Colonel John Cox Gawler

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John Cox Gawler

Death: July 31, 1882 (51-52)
3 Mayfield Terrace, Blackheath, London, Middlesex, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler, KH and Maria Gawler, of Friar Gate, Derby
Husband of Clara Caroline Gawler
Brother of Henry Gawler; Julia Gawler; Edward Cox Gawler and Jane Cox Gawler

Occupation: Colonel Keeper of The Crown Jewels, 73rd Foot, served South Africa 1834-1853
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About Colonel John Cox Gawler

John Cox Gawler

Keeper of the Crown Jewells 1881

Colonel John Cox Gawler, late 73rd Regiment, Keeper of her Majesty's Crown Jewels, died on the 31st ult., at 3, Mayfield-terrace, Blackheath, aged fifty-two. He served with the 73rd Regiment in the Kaffir War, 1850 to 1853, and was eight times honourably mentioned in official reports. In September, 1855, he was appointed a special magistrate in British Kaffraria; and his energetic action there led to the annexation of Kreli's territory. He also served towards the end of the Indian Mutiny, and received the thanks of the Governor-General in Council.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2258—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 12, 1882, p.184

Index for serving personnel around 1861

  • First Name: John Cox
  • Initials: J
  • Surname: Gawler
  • Resided Town: Chinsurah, Bengal
  • Information: Taken from UK census dated 7/8th April 1861
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: 73rd Foot
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Colonel John Cox Gawler's Timeline

July 12, 1830
Derby, Derby, England, United Kingdom
July 31, 1882
Age 52
London, Middlesex, England UK