Indian Mutiny, bar Central India, Chaplain Charles Thomas Wilson, Rajpootana Field Force.
Bexhill-on-Sea Observer 11th February 1905:
“DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN CHAPLAIN AT BEXHILL
The death is recorded of the Rev Chas. T. Wilson, a famous Army Chaplain during the Indian Mutiny. He died at Bexhill-on-Sea last Friday, at the ripe age of 89.
He was a son of the late Professor Horace Hayman Wilson, the famous Sanscrit scholar and Boden Professor at Oxford.
He entered Harrow School in 1831, and was a member of the cricket 11 playing against Eton in 1833. He went to Exter College, Oxford in 1835, gaining the Busby Scholarship. He was ordained in 1837, and in 1855 proceeded to India as Chaplain in the H.E.I.C.S.
He served as Chaplain to the force under General Roberts’ Command in Rajputana during the Indian Mutiny, and received a medal and clasp.
He was afterwards Chaplain at the Cathedral, Bombay.
On the completion of his period of service in India, he was presented to the vicarage of Tong, Salop.
He was the author of several religious works – “The Apostolical Fathers” “Readings in St Paules Epistles”, “Sermons for Soldiers,” and others.
The Rev C.T. Wilson has resided for some time at 7, Albany-Mansions. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the ceremonies being of a quiet nature. The first portion of the service was held at St Barnabas Church, and subsequently the internment took place at Clinch Green Cemetery, the Rev E. Mortlock officiation
The floral tributes were of a beautiful character, some of them coming from as far as Wolverhampton. The coffin was of a polished oak with massive brass mountings, with a suitable inscription.
The funeral arrangements were in the capable hands of Messrs Cunningham, Sabin, and Co., Mr F. Cunningham personally superintending them.”
Bombay Gazette 21st September 1855:
“The most Honourable Court of Directors have appointed the Reverend Charles Thomas Wilson, M.A., as an Assistant Chaplain on the Ecclesiastical Establishment of this Presidency.”
In his later life he gained a great interest in the Russian language, after learning it he wrote “Russian Lyrics in English Verse”, an interesting chronicle of Russian Poetry, which was well reviewed.