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04-January-2015
04-January-2015
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A memorial tablet commemorates Commodore Sir James Brisbane, Kt, CB, KW.

Sir James Brisbane, CB (1774 – 19 December 1826) was a British Royal Navy officer of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Although never engaged in any major actions, Brisbane served under both Lord Howe and Horatio Nelson and performed important work at the Cape of Good Hope, prior to the Battle of Copenhagen and in the Adriatic campaign of 1807–1814.

In later life Brisbane became commander-in-chief in the East Indies. He contracted dysentery in Burma and arrived in Port Jackson (Sydney) aboard HMS Warspite where he died on 19 December 1826.

Location

Address:173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church, South Wall No 2, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.869486
Long: 151.211172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Monument Designer:Sir Francis Chantrey

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1830
Front Inscription

                               BRISBANE

                   Sacred To The Memory Of
Commodore Sir James Brisbane, Kt, C.B. K.W.,
Who Closed With His Life, An Honourable Career Of Active And Distinguished Services. 
Whilst Commanding H.M. Squadron In India He Conducted In Person
The Naval Force Employed In The Difficult And Harassing War
Which Ended With The Submission Of The Burmese Empire:
               Subsequent To Its Termination,
He Sailed For South America, In Command Of H.M. Ship Warspite;
But, Being Greatly Impaired In Health By That Arduous Service,
Landed At Sydney, And After Protracted Suffering
Died On 19th of December 1826 Aged 52 Years.

 

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