Memorial: M5869

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Location

St John's Church, Kolkata India

Transcript

'Here lies interred the body of CHARLES / WATSON Esqr., ViceAdmiral of the White, / Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Naval / Forces in the East Indies, who Departed / this life the 16th day of August 1757. In ye / 44th Year of his Age. / Geriah taken February 13th 1756, / Calcutta Freed, January 11th 1757, / Chandernagore taken March 23rd, 1757. / Exegit monumentum aere perennius'

Details

Description: The inscription tablet within a temple-front with an obelisk carved with leaves above.
Type: Tomb

Event

1756-1763 Seven Years War

People

Watson, Charles
Age: 44
Date of Death: 16/8/1757
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Vice-Admiral of the White
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: C.R. Wilson 'List of inscriptions on tombs or monuments in Bengal possessing historical or archaeological interest' (Calcutta, 1896) p. 21, no 71.

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