Memorial: M5869

Memorial at St John’s Cemetery, St John’s Church, Kolkata, India commemorating Vice Admiral Charles Watson, RN d. 1757


St John’s Cemetery, St John's Church, Kolkata (Calcutta), India, Rest of the World


'Here lies interred the body of CHARLES / WATSON Esqr., Vice Admiral 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'


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

Type: Tomb


1756-1763 Seven Years War


Watson, Charles
Age: 44
Date of Death: 16/8/1757
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Vice-Admiral of the White
Organisation: Royal Navy


Bibliography: C.R. Wilson 'List of inscriptions on tombs or monuments in Bengal possessing historical or archaeological interest' (Calcutta, 1896) p. 21, no 71.
Photographer: P.J. Golder 2011