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SOWERBY CRIMEAN WAR MEMORIAL

Crimean - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Alan Longbottom 2010

The memorial is located in the North aisle of St Peters Church, Sowerby. It takes the form of a white marble tablet with cornice mounted on to a triangular headed, grey slate, backboard with the inscription in black lettering adorned with cannon and cannonballs, draped flag and sheathed sword carved in relief at the top. There are ten names listed. Although the names are listed by unitm they have been sorted here into alphabetical order for ease of research and reading.

Extract From The Halifax Guardian Almanac 1911 page 21-22

St Peter's Church Sowerby near Halifax
The first service in the present church was held on the 3rd January 1763, this being the 3rd church on the site.
Crimean Soldiers' Memorial
Several Sowerby young men fought for their country in the Crimean War, and ten of these laid down their lives. A suitable marble tablet to their memory was erected in the Church by subscription on the 7th September 1855, at a cost of £24.

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Sebastopol
Alma Balaklava, Inkerman
To the Memory of those brave men
from the township of
Sowerby
who laid down their lives
in the campaigns of 1854 and 1855
so triumphantly achieved for
the liberties of Europe.

BROWN
William
95th Regiment
CRABTREE
George
19th Regiment
CROWTHER
Eli
Grenadier Guards
GREENWOOD
John
1st Royals
HELLOWELL
James
20th Regiment. Baptised 15 April 1827 in Sowerby, son of Abraham and Sarah Hellowell.
HOLROYDE
Joseph
Royal Marines
SALTONSTALL
Elijah
? Royal Fusiliers. In the 1851 census he was aged 17, a labourer, born Sowerby, son of Elisha and Hannah Saltonstall, resident 1, Fields, Halifax, Yorkshire.
SHARP
Daniel
47th Regiment
THORP
Joseph
19th Regiment
WADSWORTH
Joseph
Corporal 5408, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Severely wounded 5 November 1854 at The Battle of Inkermann. [The London Gazette Publication 11 December 1854 Issue: 21639 Page: 4033]

“Thy dead men shall live” - Isaiah xxvi 19
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Last updated 29 August, 2016

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