Welsford-Parker Monument

Map: Crimean War (1853-1856) -13

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 21March 1908. This postcard can now be dated as having been printed before 1908.


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


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


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

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

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

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


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
TheTimes 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

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