The Dutch Cemetery in Chinsurah: A Digital Archive of Memories

Algernon Lynar Fawcett

Last Name: 
Fawcett
First Name: 
Algernon Lynar
Grave Plot No.: 
238
Spatial: 
year of death: 
1841
date of death: 
6 November 1841
Age at death: 
5 months
Gender: 
Male
Relationships: 
Only son of Major Lynar Fawcett, H.M. 55th Reg.and Anne Frances his wife
Full Epitaph: 
Sacred to the memory of Algernon Lynar, only son of Major Lynar Fawcett, H.M. 55th Regiment and Anne Frances his wife, who died on 6th November 1840 aged 5 months
Place of death: 
Chinsurah
Tomb architecture: 
Pyramid
Detailed information: 

His father was probably Lieutenant-Colonel David Lynar Fawcett of H.M 55th regiment. His military record as per the New Army List by H.G. Hart show that he was an ensign in 1826, lieutenant in 1828, captain in 1834 and major in 1840, all in the same regiment (See http://tinyurl.com/qgd6pjl). He then got promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and in 1843, died in a duel in Camden Town, London. David Fawcett was married to Anne Frances Porter (as per England Marriages 1538- 1973) and was a resident of St. Pancras. The details of the duel are revealed in an article in the spectator: see http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/8th-july-1843/5/a-duel-with-fatal....

Any reason for importance: 
His father died in a duel
Buried by: 
F. Fisher, Chaplain
Photo 2 close up: 
This record has been created by:: 

Souvik Mukherjee