Annual Report 39
While briefly serving with the Portuguese army, the Brigadier died in Lisbon in August 1811 and was buried in the English cemetery but only after Marshall Beresford had forced open the locked gates of the cemetery. This provoked the British merchants in Lisbon to complain to Wellington, worried that their cemetery would soon become full of military dead. Colman was Serjeant at Arms in the House of Commons and his death had severe financial consequences for his family, particularly for his father, who was illustrated on the previous page.
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