Grave of Rear Admiral Charles John Austen (Jane Austen’s brother). Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Photographs by Tim Willasey-Wilsey. [Click on images to enlarge them.] [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HIS EXCELLENCY
CHARLES JOHN AUSTEN ESQUIRE
COMPANION OF THE MOST HONORABLE
MILITARY ORDER OF THE BATH
REAR ADMIRAL OF THE RED
AND
COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HER
MAJESTY’S NAVAL FORCESv ON THE EAST INDIA AND CHINAv STATION
DIED OFF PROME THE 7TH OF OCTOBER 1852
OF CHOLERAv WHILE IN COMMAND OF THE NAVAL
EXPEDITION ON THE RIVER
IRRAWADDY AGAINST THE
BURMESE FORCESv AGED 73 YEARS

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