Captain Sir Robert Oliver RN

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Reference WMO/289183


St Mary and St Rhadegund Church

Ventnor Road


PO38 2RA


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Stained glass window
  • Glass Stained Glass
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Colonial India
About the memorial: 3 light window with a dedicatory brass plaque below. The inscription is incised in red and black lettering. Sir Robert died of sunstroke in Bombay in 1848. This might not sound like a very good basis for inclusion on this website but he was a serving naval officer commanding the Her Majesty's Indian Navy. He is included in the IWM Register.
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This Window is erected to the Glory of God and in memory of Sir/ Robert Oliver Kt. Captain R. N. Commander in Chief of Her Majesty's/ Indian Navy who suddenly from the midst of an active life and in the/ faithful discharge of his duties to his sovereign and his country was/ called to his rest. He died at Bombay of sunstroke on the 5th August/ 1848 and was buried in the Cathedral there. (...)

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