Photographs of
Welsford-Parker
Monument

Crimean War
1853 – 1856

A rare pre-Confederation war memorial


Officially unveiled 17 July 1860



Old Burying Ground
Halifax

Nova Scotia

Located on the west side of Barrington Street, south of Spring Garden Road


GPS location:   44°38'37"N   63°34'21"W
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Crimean war memorial monument, general view
Crimean war memorial monument

Photographed on 13 May 2005



Crimean war memorial monument, lion
Crimean war memorial monument

Photographed on 20 October 2003



Crimean war memorial monument
Crimean war memorial monument

Photographed on 13 May 2005



Crimean war memorial monument: inscription on the upper east face

Inscription: upper east face

Sebastopol
Alma
Redan

The photograph above has been digitally enhanced to show details more clearly.
Photographed on 28 November 2002


Major Welsford
Major A.F. Welsford
Captain Parker
Captain W.B.C.A. Parker

Photographed on 20 October 2003


The village of Welsford, a small community in New Brunswick along Route 7,
halfway between Saint John and Fredericton, was named in memory of
Major A.F. Welsford of the British 97th Regiment, who was killed on
8th September 1855 in the storming of the Redan at Sebastopol.
Source: http://www.unb.ca/nbmhp/02_NBMHPsites.htm



Crimean war memorial monument, looking northeast
Crimean war memorial monument, looking northeast

Photographed on 28 November 2002



Crimean war memorial monument, west face
Crimean war memorial monument, west face

Photographed on 28 November 2002



Crimean war memorial monument: inscription on the west face

Inscription: west face

Inkerman
Balaklava
Tchernaya



Welsford-Parker monument, Halifax

Photographed on 28 November 2002



Welsford-Parker monument, Halifax

Photographed on 28 November 2002



Welsford-Parker monument, Halifax

Photographed on 28 November 2002







Dates of major Crimean War Battles
Alma — 8 September 1854 (OS), 20 September 1854 (NS)
Balaklava — 13 October 1854 (OS), 25 October 1854 (NS)
Inkerman — 24 October 1854 (OS), 5 November 1854 (NS)
Tchernaya — 13 August 1855 (OS), 25 August 1855 (NS)
First attack on the Great Redan – 18 June 1855 (NS)
Second attack on the Great Redan – 8 September 1855 (NS)
OS means Old Style (Russian calendar)
NS means New Style (British calendar)
In the 1850s these two calendars were twelve days apart.
Siege of Sevastopol (Sebastopol)
October 1854 to September 1855


Map: Crimean War (1853-1856)
Map: Crimean War (1853-1856)
Source: http://www.batteryb.com/Crimean_War/index2.htm


Crimean War Monument, Halifax, from Canadian Illustrated News, 29 April 1871
Crimean War Monument, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Source: Canadian Illustrated News, 29 April 1871
Reproduced from the National Library of Canada's website
http:www.nlc-bnc.ca/


Crimean War Monument, Halifax, postcard c. 1910
Crimean War Monument, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Through the 1800s and into the early 1900s, Barrington Street as we now know it had
four names, Pleasant Street (the south end), Barrington Street, Lockman Street and
Campbell Road (the north end). About 1920 it was all changed to Barrington Street.
Before the name change, Pleasant Street was the section south from Spring Garden Road.

Used postcards usually can be dated by the postmark. Unused postcards, like this one,
are more difficult to date. Various details of the postcard's design can be used to narrow the
possible date of any particular postcard. This postcard has a divided back (a line printed down
the middle to separate the address space from the message space). Divided-back postcards
appeared in 1902 in England, 1904 in France, 1905 in Germany, and 1907 in the United States.
Cards before these dates have undivided backs.

This postcard probably was printed after 1902 and before 1920.
It was published by Valentine & Sons Publishing Company Limited.
[Above written 30 April 2004]

[Written 18 May 2004]: Another of these postcards – found in La Pocatiere, Quebec –
is now known to exist. It was postmarked from Darmouth, Nova Scotia, on 21 March 1908.
This postcard can now be dated as having been printed before 1908.





Links to Relevant Websites

Welsford-Parker Monument
    http://www.mikecampbell.net/welsfordparker.htm


Crimean War Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimean_War


Crimean War FAQ by Scott Gutzke, Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery
    http://www.batteryb.com/Crimean_War/faq.html


Incompetence and Glory: The Crimean War Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery
    http://www.batteryb.com/Crimean_War/index.html


The Sea War Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery
    http://www.batteryb.com/Crimean_War/crimea_sea.html


Documents hosted at National University of Singapore

http://www.nus.edu.sg/


The Crimean War: "Britain in Blunderland" (Part 1)
by Marjie Bloy Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/blunder.html


The Crimean War: "Britain in Blunderland" (Part 2)
by Marjie Bloy Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/blunder2.html


Chaos at Balaclava by Christopher Hibbert
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/chaos.html


The Great Storm: 14 November 1854 by Christopher Hibbert
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/storm.html


The Crimean War: comment on attitudes in Britain
by Marjie Bloy Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/attitude.html


Chronology of the Crimean War
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/chron.html

Chronology of the Crimean War (source) Battery B, 4th US Light Cavalry
  http://www.batteryb.com/Crimean_War/chrono_crimea.html


The Battle of the Alma by an Officer of the Coldstream Guards
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/alma.html


The March to the Alma by Christopher Hibbert
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/march.html


The Battle of Inkerman by Sergeant Turner, RMLI
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/inkerman2.html


The Battle of Inkerman New York Times, 5 November 1854
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/inkerman.html


The Siege of Sebastopol New York Times, 17 November 1854
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/siege.html


The Siege of Balaclava Captain Colin Campbell to Francis Russell
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/balasiege.html


The Siege of Balaclava Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Sterling, Highland Division
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/balasiege2.html


Voice from the Ranks: Sevastopol, the Final Bombardment
Sergeant Timothy Gowing, Royal Fusiliers
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/gowing/final.html


Dissent among the British staff in the Crimea by Christopher Hibbert
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/dissent.html


General Order after the Fall of Sebastapol: Prince Gortschakoff
New York Times, 19 October 1855
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/genorder.html




(mirror)
Documents hosted at Nagoya University, Japan

http://www.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/


The Crimean War: "Britain in Blunderland" (Part 1)
by Marjie Bloy Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/blunder.html


The Crimean War: "Britain in Blunderland" (Part 2)
by Marjie Bloy Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/blunder2.html


Chaos at Balaclava by Christopher Hibbert
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/chaos.html


The Great Storm: 14 November 1854 by Christopher Hibbert
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/storm.html


The Crimean War: comment on attitudes in Britain
by Marjie Bloy Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/attitude.html


Chronology of the Crimean War
  http://www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/chron.html

Chronology of the Crimean War (source) Battery B, 4th US Light Cavalry
  http://www.batteryb.com/Crimean_War/chrono_crimea.html


The Battle of the Alma by an Officer of the Coldstream Guards
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/alma.html


The March to the Alma by Christopher Hibbert
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/march.html


The Battle of Inkerman by Sergeant Turner, RMLI
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/inkerman2.html


The Battle of Inkerman New York Times, 5 November 1854
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/inkerman.html


The Siege of Sebastopol New York Times, 17 November 1854
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/siege.html


The Siege of Balaclava Captain Colin Campbell to Francis Russell
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/balasiege.html


The Siege of Balaclava Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Sterling, Highland Division
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/balasiege2.html


Voice from the Ranks: Sevastopol, the Final Bombardment
Sergeant Timothy Gowing, Royal Fusiliers
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/gowing/final.html


Dissent among the British staff in the Crimea by Christopher Hibbert
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/dissent.html


General Order after the Fall of Sebastapol: Prince Gortschakoff
New York Times, 19 October 1855
  http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/history/crimea/genorder.html




Crimean War, overview narrative, by Marjie Bloy, National University of Singapore
    http://65.107.211.206/history/crimea/narrov.html

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Crimean War, overview narrative
by Marjie Bloy, National University of Singapore

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        history/crimea/narrov.html

Archived: 2003 April 19
http://web.archive.org/web/20030419112043/http://65.107.211.206/
        history/crimea/narrov.html

Archived: 2003 June 26
http://web.archive.org/web/20030626223816/http://65.107.211.206/
        history/crimea/narrov.html

Archived: 2003 December 23
http://web.archive.org/web/20031223111443/http://65.107.211.206/
        history/crimea/narrov.html

Archived: 2004 April 15
http://web.archive.org/web/20040415131442/http://65.107.211.206/
        history/crimea/narrov.html


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 29 March 2008.



Crimean War 1853-1856 overview, by Charles Francis Atkinson
    http://www.xenophongi.org/crimea/war/crimware.htm

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Crimean War 1853-1856, overview
by Charles Francis Atkinson

Archived: 2002 February 24
http://web.archive.org/web/20020224190251/http://www.xenophongi.org/
        crimea/war/crimware.htm

Archived: 2002 October 26
http://web.archive.org/web/20021026172920/http://www.xenophongi.org/
        crimea/war/crimware.htm

Archived: 2003 March 23
http://web.archive.org/web/20030323211241/http://www.xenophongi.org/
        crimea/war/crimware.htm

Archived: 2004 April 04
http://web.archive.org/web/20040404024105/http://www.xenophongi.org/
        crimea/war/crimware.htm

Archived: 2004 September 20
http://web.archive.org/web/20040920080153/http://www.xenophongi.org/
        crimea/war/crimware.htm

Archived: 2005 March 16
http://web.archive.org/web/20050316150530/http://www.xenophongi.org/
        crimea/war/crimware.htm


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 29 March 2008.



Crimean War 1853-1856, by Todd F. Mills
    http://www.regiments.org/milhist/wars/19thcent/53crimea.htm

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of
Crimean War 1853-1856
by Todd F. Mills, Manager of Bibliographic Services
for the Arapahoe Public Library District in Colorado

Archived: 2001 March 06
http://web.archive.org/web/20010306035911/http://www.regiments.org/
        milhist/wars/19thcent/53crimea.htm

Archived: 2001 August 16
http://web.archive.org/web/20010816102428/http://www.regiments.org/
        milhist/wars/19thcent/53crimea.htm

Archived: 2002 August 06
http://web.archive.org/web/20020806183019/http://regiments.org/
        milhist/wars/19thcent/53crimea.htm

Archived: 2003 April 16
http://web.archive.org/web/20030416155012/http://www.regiments.org/
        milhist/wars/19thcent/53crimea.htm

Archived: 2003 August 02
http://web.archive.org/web/20030802154908/http://www.regiments.org/
        milhist/wars/19thcent/53crimea.htm

Archived: 2004 June 03
http://web.archive.org/web/20040603161742/http://www.regiments.org/
        milhist/wars/19thcent/53crimea.htm


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 29 March 2008.



Crimean War FAQ, by the Crimean War Research Society
    http://www.hargreave-mawson.demon.co.uk/CWFAQ.html

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of
Crimean War FAQ
by the Crimean War Research Society

Archived: 2001 December 22
http://web.archive.org/web/20011222000021/
        http://www.hargreave-mawson.demon.co.uk/CWFAQ.html

Archived: 2002 December 31
http://web.archive.org/web/20021231023148/
        http://www.hargreave-mawson.demon.co.uk/CWFAQ.html

Archived: 2003 December 04
http://web.archive.org/web/20031204215949/
        http://www.hargreave-mawson.demon.co.uk/CWFAQ.html

Archived: 2004 August 14
http://web.archive.org/web/20040814224013/
        http://www.hargreave-mawson.demon.co.uk/CWFAQ.html

Archived: 2005 June 22
http://web.archive.org/web/20050622074148/
        http://www.hargreave-mawson.demon.co.uk/CWFAQ.html

Archived: 2006 March 01
http://web.archive.org/web/20060301104619/
        http://www.hargreave-mawson.demon.co.uk/CWFAQ.html

Archived: 2007 July 05
http://web.archive.org/web/20070705154908/
        http://www.hargreave-mawson.demon.co.uk/CWFAQ.html


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 29 March 2008.



The Middlesex Regiment in the Crimean War
    http://www.prole.demon.co.uk/middlesex/crim.htm


Crimean Texts by Tom Muir for the Crimean War Research Society
Transcripts of contemporary documents of the Crimean War, from
The Times newspaper (reports, articles, letters), Hansard, and other
sources. For the most part they are concerned with the Battle of Balaclava...
    http://www.crimeantexts.org.uk/index.html







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/hfxwarmem.html


Plaque: Old Burying Ground Old Burying Ground plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/oldburygnd.html


Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax Fort Massey Cemetery Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/fortmasseycem.html


Military Engineers Military Engineers Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alderneylanding.html


Deadman's Island, Northwest Arm Deadman's Island Northwest Arm, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/deadmansnd.html


Last Post Fund veterans memorial, Halifax Last Post Fund veterans memorial Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/lastpostmem.html


Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/sailor-statue.html


Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing Norwegian memorial, Sackville Landing Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/norwayhfx.html


Shannon vs. Chesapeake plaque, Halifax Shannon vs. Chesapeake plaque, 1813 Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/shannon.html


Admiral Walter Hose plaque, Halifax Admiral Walter Hose plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/admwhose.html


Sir William Alexander monument Sir William Alexander monument Victoria Park, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alexwill.html


Sir John Wentworth plaque Sir John Wentworth plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/wentworthj.html


Alexander Keith monument Alexander Keith monument Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/keithal.html


Taylor Wood tombstone John Taylor Wood tombstone Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/woodtaylor.html


Vincent Coleman tombstone Vincent Coleman tombstone Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/colemanpv.html


Memorial, unidentified dead, Halifax Explosion, 6 December 1917 Memorial, Unidentified Dead, Halifax Explosion 1917 Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/unidentified1917.html


Plaque, Duc d'Anville's 1746 Encampment at Chebucto Duc d'Anville's 1746 Encampment at Chebucto Rockingham
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/danvillemon.html


Postal Service in Nova Scotia Postal Service in Nova Scotia Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/postservns.html


Windsor Junction war memorial Windsor Junction war memorial Windsor Junction
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/windsorjctm.html


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First uploaded to the WWW:   2003 January 07
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