Crimea War memorial, Lancaster

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Crimea War memorial, Lancaster

Postby BereniceUK » 06 Feb 2014 18:40

In Lancaster Cemetery, Lancashire. Was "Russian War" the original name for the war?

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TO
THE IMPERISHABLE MEMORY OF
THE BRAVE
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS
NATIVES OF LANCASTER & THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
WHO FELL IN THE
RUSSIAN WAR
A.D. MDCCCLIV-V-VI.
THIS MONUMENT
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
IS DEDICATED

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SEAMAN EDWARD PARKINSON H.M.S. VALIANT
GUNNER WILLIAM VERE ROYAL ARTILLERY
PRIVATE WILLIAM LUND 3 BAT. GRENADIER GUARDS
STEPHEN HAYHURST DO.
WILLIAM GRIME DO.
THOMAS MILLER DO.
DANIEL THOMPSON SCOTS FUSILIER GUARDS.

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LANCE CORPORAL JAMES WHITEHOUSE 1ST ROYALS
PRIVATE WILLIAM LEADBETTER DO.
PRIVATE WILLIAM DAWSON 4TH FOOT
" GEORGE NIMMO DO.
" WILLIAM RABY DO.
" ROBERT GARDNER 21ST N.B. FUSILERS

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PRIVATE MATTHEW FELL ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS
ROBERT KIRK E.E. REGT.
W.H.L.QUITTENTON 49TH
RICHARD BROWN 55TH
RALPH BLEAZARD 72ND
WILLIAM WHITEHEAD LAND TRANSPORT CORPS

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Re: Crimea War memorial, Lancaster

Postby Swordswoman » 01 Mar 2014 11:13

Hello, Berenice, and welcome to the forum!
I'm sorry you've had such a slow response to this, but I think this is one of the less well frequented areas of the boards, and the Crimean Gang may have missed it - as I did.

But yes, the Crimean War was (and correctly still is) known as the Russian War, and sometimes the Great Russian War. The Crimean theatre was only one part of it, but as the biggest and best known it has come to represent the whole.

Meanwhile this is a wonderful memorial which I've never seen, so thanks so much for posting it. I see there's more information on the men concerned here http://lancasterwarmemorials.org.uk/memorials/crimea.htm and it's an incredible record in miniature of the entire war, including the Great Storm of November 1854 and the Explosion of the Magazine in 1855.

The note there says there is 'no information' on Thomas Miller of the Grenadiers, but according to the Casualty lists he was killed on 4th August 1855 in the trenches - as was Daniel Thompson of the Scots Fusilier Guards. A sad day for Lancaster.

Thank you for sharing this.

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