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List of British Officials Associated with 1857 Revolt

14-JUN-2016 12:36


    The British official had improved resources and succeeded in suppressing the revolt. They had vast resources at their disposal and were helped by the fast means of transport and communications. Here is the List of British Officials Associated with 1857 Revolt, so that aspirant can easily learn it.

    List of British Officials Associated with 1857 Revolt

    British Official


    General John Nicholson

    Captured Delhi on 20th September, 1857 (Nicholson died soon due to a mortal wound received during the fighting).

    Major Hudson

    Killed Bahadur Shah's sons and grandsons in Delhi.

    Sir Hugh Wheeler

    Defence against Nana Sahib's forces till 26th June, 1857. British forces surrendered on 27th on the promised of safe conduct to Allahabad.

    General Neil

    Recaptured Banaras and Allahabad in June 1857. At Kanpur, he killed Indians as revenge against the killing of English by Nana Sahib's forces. Died at Lucknow while fighting against the rebels.

    Sir Colin Campbell

    Final recovery of Kanpur on 6th December, 1857. Final reoccupation of Lucknow on 21 st March, 1858. Recapture of Bareilly on 5th May, 1858.

    Henry Lawrence

    Chief Commissioner of Awadh. Who died during the seizure of British residency by rebels at Lucknow on 2nd July, 1857!

    Major General Havelock

    Defeated the rebels (Nana Sahib's force) on 17th July, 1857. Died at Lucknow in December 1857.

    William Taylor and Eye

    Suppressed the revolt at Arrah in August 1857.

    Hugh Rose

    Suppressed the revolt at Jhansi and recaptured Gwalior on 20th June, 1858. The whole of Central India and Bundelkhand was brought under British control by him.

    Colonel Oncell

    Captured Banaras.

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