Major General Sir John
Eardley Wilmot Inglis, K.C.B.
Commissioned into the British Army at age 19. Saw
service in Canada in 1837. Later stationed in India, and
distinguished himself in the Punjab in 1848, commanding
the storming of Mooltan. At the outbreak of the Indian
Mutiny in 1857, he was stationed at Lucknow, Oude in
command of HM 32nd Foot, where he heroically
defended the Residency for 87 days.
Succeeded Sir Henry Lawrence in Command of the
Garrison till the Relief of the city by Generals Havelock
and Outram. Lady Inglis' Diary of the Siege of
Lucknow is considered one of the best primary sources
for the history of the Indian Mutiny.
In St Paul's Cathedral in London there is a
memorial to Inglis in the Crypt.