Memorial for Major-General Sir John Eardley Wilmot Inglis, KCB (1814-62). Francis Derwent Wood. 1896. Architect, William Howard Seth-Smith (1858-1928; see Brodie 384). The crypt, St. Paul's Cathedral, City of London. [Click on the photographs above to enlarge them.]

The inscription reads in part, “Colonel of HM 32nd reg[iment] he served with that regiment in Canada during the rebellion in 1837, in the Punjab 1848-49, at the Battle of Gujarat and siege and capture of Mooltan 1849, and during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 commanded the garrison of Lucknow for 87 days against an overwhelming force of the enemy.”

Bronze plaque below the inscription possibly depicting the Siege of Lucknow.

Photographs and formatting by George P. Landow. Text by Landow and Jacqueline Banerjee. With thanks to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral. 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 in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Brodie, Antonia. Dictionary of British Architects 1834-1914. Vol. 2, L-Z. London: Continuum, 2001.

Object Collection No. 2354. St. Paul's Cathedral. Web. 3 August 2014.

Last modified 3 August 2014