Indian Mutiny Medal, bar Central India, Frederick Batchelor, 14th Light Dragoons, who was engaged in action at the Battles of Kunch, Gollowlie, Calpee, Morar and finally Gwalior.
Officially impressed: “F. Batchelor. 14th Lgt Drgns.” Central India bar confirmed on the roll.
The roll also lists his participation in the many battles of the Central India Campaign including:
Battle of Kunch (Koonch) on 6th May 1858
Kalpi (Calpee) and Gollowlie, 22nd May 1858
Morar, 16th June 1858
Gwalior 17-20th June 1858
Frederick Batchelor was born in Clerkenwell, London during 1830. At the age of 25, he attested for service at Westminster for the 14th Light Dragoons.
Following the end of the war the regiment was due to return back home, he then volunteered to join the 12th Lancers on 1st December 1859, after 3 months he would join the Bombay Artillery as a Gunner on 1st March 1860.
He volunteered once again to rejoin the British Army, joining the 4th Royal Horse Artillery on 6th May 1861.
Promoted to Bombardier on 8th March 1862, he was promoted Corporal on 23rd October 1864 and then Sergeant on 11th June 1865.
Following his good service he would be tried by court martial on 12th September 1865, leading to what appears to be almost 2 years of imprisonment.
He was again tried and reduced to Gunner on 30th April 1867.
Following service with a few other brigades of the Royal Horse Artillery, he completed his 21 years of service and was discharged on 3rd August 1876 to his pension.
13 years and 4 months of his 21 years service had been in India.
Upon his discharge at Portsmouth, he got married on 10th September 1867 at Portsea, St Mary to Sophia Judd.
He later died at Croydon, Surrey during 1887.