Memorial: M6051

Memorial at St Mary’s Cemetery, St Mary’s Church, Fort St George, Chennai, India commemorating Captain Sir Charles Wood, RN, d. 1782


St Mary’s Cemetery, St Mary’s Church, Fort St George, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India, Rest of the World


Here lies the body of Captain Charles Wood, late Commander of His Majesty's ship ‘Worcester’. Obit 8th October 1782.


Position: Compound, St Mary's Church
Vessel: Worcester


Battle of Trincomalee 1782

Event Date

3 September 1782

Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War


Wood, Charles
Age: 51
Date of Death: 8/10/1782
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Captain Sir Charles Wood was from Bowling Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire.

Bibliography: Julian James Cotton 'List of Inscriptions on tombs or monuments in Madras possessing historical or archaeological interest' (Madras, 1905) p.27.

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