55th (The Westmoreland) Regiment of Foot Crimean War

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Reference WMO259548

Address:

Holy Trinity Parish Church

Kirkland

Kendal

LA9 5AL

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
About the memorial: Situated high in the SW corner of the North Aisle. WALL MOUNTED TABLET WITH INSCRIPTION
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF

BREVET MAJOR JOHN BAILLIE ROSE, BREVET LIEUTENANT COLONEL WILLIAM HOLLAND LECKY DANIEL CUDDY, CAPTAIN HENRY THOMAS BUTLER, CAPTAIN JOHN GEORGE SCHAW, LIEUTENANT CHARLES HENRY EVANS, LIEUTENANT RICHARD JOHN THORLEY STONE, SIX SERGEANTS, ONE DRUMMER, TWELVE CORPORALS, AND ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE PRIVATE SOLDIERS, WHO WERE KILLED OR DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN BATTLE. BREVET MAJOR HECTOR MC.CASKILL, CAPTAIN JOHN WARREN, LIEUTENANT ROBERT GRIGG, LIEUTENANT WILLIAM MANSELL TAYLER, LIEUTENANT LEA BIRCH, ASSISTANT SURGEON JOHN JAMES NORRIS, NINE SERGEANTS, SIX CORPORALS, AND TWO HUNDRED AND NINETEEN PRIVATE SOLDIERS, WHO DIED OF FATIGUE, EXPOSURE, OR DISEASE, MAKING A TOTAL OF TWELVE OFFICERS, FIFTEEN SERGEANTS, EIGHTEEN CORPORALS, AND THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR PRIVATE SOLDIERS, ALL OF THE 55TH (WESTMORELAND) REGIMENT OF FOOT WHO FELL DURING THE WAR WITH RUSSIA IN TURKEY AND THE CRIMEA, IN THE YEARS 1854-1855 THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE TWELVE SURVIVING COMRADES OF ALL RANKS AS A TESTIMONY OF GRIEF FOR THEIR LOSS AND OF RESPECT FOR THEIR WORTH “THE SMALL AND GREAT ARE THERE” JOB III: 19 IN ADDITION TO THE DEATHS ABOVE RECORDED EIGHTEEN OFFICERS, THIRTY THREE SERGEANTS, ONE DRUMMER, SEVENTEEN CORPORALS, AND THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY PRIVATE SOLDIERS OF THE REGIMENT, WERE WOUNDED AT VARIOUS PERIODS DURING THE WAR, AND OF THESE ONE OFFICER, THREE SERGEANTS, AND TWENTY EIGHT PRIVATE SOLDIERS SUFFERED AMPUTATIONS OF THEIR LIMBS. ALMA INKERMAN SEVASTOPOL

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