Huntingdon Crimean Gun (31st Foot)

WM reference
19128
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 16th February 1991
Current location

Brampton Road
Huntingdon
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 3BQ
England
OS Grid Ref.: TL 23531 71737
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Replica Russian gun (original removed for scrap in WW2). Replica is mounted on original stone slab.

Inscription

BALACLAVA/ INKERMAN/ SEBASTOPOL/ CRIMEA

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Crimean War (1853-1856)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 16th February 1991
Attended by: RT HON JOHN MAJOR MP

History

NB THIS IS NOT AN ORIGINAL WEAPON. MEMORIAL WAS VANDALIZED IMMEDIATELY AFTER UNVEILING BUT HAS SINCE BEEN RESTORED

Costs

Site: £12,000
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

Original cannon removed during WW2

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