Memorial: M6055

Memorial at St Mary’s Cemetery, Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India commemorating Captain Henry Inman, RN, d.1809

Location

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

Transcript

'Henry Inman Esq., a Captain in the Royal Navy, who died in the 46th year of his age, from a coup de soleil, twelve days after landing from the ‘Clorinda’ frigate on 4th July 1809, on which ship he came out to fulfil the duties of Naval Commisioner at Madras, an appointment made by the Lords of the Admiralty from their conviction of his capacity and integrity, and as some reward for the zeal and gallantry that had distinguished his professional services.’ ‘In him the gentlest manners were united in the firmest mind'

Details

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

Event

Battle of Copenhagen

People

Inman, Henry
Age: 45
Date of Death: 18/7/1809
Cause of Death: Sunstroke
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Inman served with Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen.

Bibliography: Julian James Cotton 'List of Inscriptions on tombs or monuments in Madras possessing historical or archaeological interest' (Madras, 1905) p.44.

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