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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Broxtowe
Town
Beeston
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 June 1857
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Rededicated
    Date: 4 March 2010
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27216
Current location

St John the Baptist Church
Church St
Beeston
Broxtowe
Nottinghamshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 527 367
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Square base surmounted by plinth and obelisk. Dedicatory marble tablets placed on the sides of the plinth.
Inscription
Face 1: THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF BEESTON TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LEFT THIS VILLAGE TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY AND DIED IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTY IN THE CRIMEAN WAR Face 2: SERGEANT W. JOWETT,/ ROYAL FUSILIERS. ENLISTED/ JANUARY 8TH 1847/ FOUGHT AT ALMA, INKERMAN/ TWICE AT THE/ REDAN BATTERY, WHERE HE/ WAS STRUCK BY A SHELL/ SEPT 8TH 1855 WHICH/ NECESSITATED AMPUTATION/ OF THE RIGHT LEG AND/ DIED FROM ITS EFFECTS AT/ PLYMOUTH HOSPITAL/ OCT 11TH 1856/ AGED 26 YEARS Face 3: PRIVATE JOHN LEES/ 17TH LANCERS,/ ENLISTED APRIL 26TH 1846/ AND WAS SLAIN IN THE/ CAVALRY CHARGE AT/ BALACLAVA,/ OCTOBER 23RD 1854/ AGED 30 YEARS./ PRIVATE THOMAS/ TOULSON,/ 17TH LANCERS./ ENLISTED APRIL 26TH 1846,/ WAS IN THE CHARGE AT/ BALACLAVA,/ AND DIED OF DIARRHOEA AT/ SCUTARI HOSPITAL,/ DECEMBER 15TH 1854/ AGED 32 YEARS. Face 4: PRIVATE JOSEPH/ OLDHAM,/ 95TH REGIMENT./ ENLISTED SEPTEMBER 1840./ FOUGHT AT/ ALMA AND INKERMAN,/ AND DIED OF DIARRHOEA AT SCUTARI HOSPITAL,/ DECEMBER 17TH 1854./ AGED 31 YEARS/ "NO FARTHER SEEK THEIR/ MERITS TO DISCLOSURE OR/ DRAIN THEIR FRAILTIES FROM/ THEIR DREAD ABODE"/ D. A. CHALL/ BEESTON/ JUNE 1857
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • CRIMEAN WAR MEMORIAL 70 METRES SOUTH EAST OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2010: As part of restoration work in the churchyard the memorial was cleaned.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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