Benares [Varanasi], India

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During 1861 Quevillart began studying medical books and manuscripts in his leisure time. Opthalmia a serious problem in the camp in November, Quevillart accompanied opthalmic patients to the 'blind camp' at Goolouwall.
From March to October, 1862, stationed with a detachment at Jhelum where he was made acting Hospital Sergeant of the detachment hospital. On return to headquarters, began march to Umballa, arriving on 8 December.
Regiment returned to Lahore in November 1863, but was ordered to retreat to Umballa in January 1864, and continued its march to Delhi. On 6 February arrived at Delhi, and camped at Muttra (Mathura) on 18 February. Quevillart was twice made acting Hospital Sergeant for brief periods in 1863 and 1864. In March 1864, he took charge of the convalescent hospital at Novrunghurbad and there remained until ordered to break up the hospital and return to troop duties on 1 October.
In January 1865, the troops marched to Benares, to be stationed there. Quevillart was made a Lance Sergeant in June, and in December, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Again he took charge of the hospital for brief periods, and in December 1866, he was appointed as Hospital Sergeant.

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7th Dragoons left Benares for Calcutta by special train on 16 September, and embarked for England at the end of the month, sailing via Red Sea. Crossed isthmus of Suez on 1 November, and reembarked at Alexandria. Reached Portsmouth on 22 November and was stationed at Shorncliffe, Kent. Regiment moved to Colchester in June 1868. There Quevillart met his future wife Alice Scales, whom he married on 12 September 1868 at Newington.
Regiment marched from Colchester to Aldershot in April 1869 and in August 1876 to Maidstone. Quevillart appointed a Compounder of Medicines in June 1876.