Photographs of
Welsford-Parker
Monument

Crimean War
1853 – 1856

A rare pre-Confederation war memorial


Officially dedicated 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°34'20"W




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


Crimean War FAQ by Scott Gutzke
    http://www.batteryb.com/Crimean_War/faq.html


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


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


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


Crimean War a series of articles on aspects of the Crimean War
    http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/6247


Crimean War Hillsdale College's collection of primary sources for military history
    http://www.hillsdale.edu/academics/history/War/19Crim.htm


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


Crimean Texts by David Kelsey
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


Incompetence and Glory: The Crimean War
    http://www.batteryb.com/Crimean_War/index.html


Battle of Alma 8 September 1854 (OS), 20 September 1854 (NS)
    http://www.xenophongi.org/crimea/war/alma/alma.htm


Battle of Alma by an Officer of the Coldstream Guards
    http://www.hillsdale.edu/academics/history/War/19e/Crimea/A/1854-Guards.htm


Chaos at Balaclava by Christopher Hibbert
    http://65.107.211.206/history/crimea/chaos.html


Battle of Balaklava 13 October 1854 (OS); 25 October 1854 (NS)
    http://www.xenophongi.org/crimea/war/balaklava/balabat.htm


Battle of Inkerman 24 October 1854 (OS); 5 November 1854 (NS)
    http://www.xenophongi.org/crimea/war/inkerman/inkerman.htm


Newspaper account of the Battle of Inkerman New York Times, November 1854
    http://65.107.211.206/history/crimea/inkerman.html


Siege of Sevastopol October 1854 to September 1855
    http://www.xenophongi.org/crimea/war/sevastopol/sevast.htm





Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



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


Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade
    /hfxrm/hfxwarmem.html


Deadman's Island, Northwest Arm Deadman's Island Northwest Arm, Halifax
    /hfxrm/deadmansnd.html


Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Halifax
    /hfxrm/sailor-statue.html


Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing Norwegian memorial, Sackville Landing Halifax
    /hfxrm/norwayhfx.html


Postal Service in Nova Scotia Postal Service in Nova Scotia Halifax
    /hfxrm/postservns.html


Sir William Alexander monument Victoria Park, Halifax
    /hfxrm/alexwill.html


Sir John Wentworth plaque Sir John Wentworth plaque Halifax
    /hfxrm/wentworthj.html


Alexander Keith monument Alexander Keith monument Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax
    /hfxrm/keithal.html


Taylor Wood tombstone John Taylor Wood tombstone Halifax
    /hfxrm/woodtaylor.html


Vincent Coleman tombstone Vincent Coleman tombstone Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Halifax
    /hfxrm/colemanpv.html



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First uploaded to the WWW:   2003 January 07
Added Canadian Illustrated News:   2004 April 05
Added Pleasant Street postcard:   2004 May 18
New photographs installed:     2005 May 14
New photographs installed:   2005 September 11
Latest content update:   2005 December 22
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