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