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

Location

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

Transcript

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

Details

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

Event

Battle of Trincomalee 1782

Event Date

3 September 1782

Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War

People

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

Extra

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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