Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
The Welsford Parker Monument
Le Monument Welsford-Parker
This monument was erected in 1860 in memory of Major A.F. Welsford and Captain W.B.C.A. Parker. These two Halifax men both perished during the Crimean War. In September of 1855 they participated in the assault on the Great Redan, part of the eastern defenses of Sebastopol.
George Laing is credited with contracting this rare pre-Confederation war memorial. Laing also built the Federal Building in Halifax (now restored as the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia). Funds for the construction were raised through public subscription and a grant from the Nova Scotia Government.
Ce monument a été érigé en 1860 à la mémoire de commandant A.F. Welsford et du capitaine W.B.C.A. Parker. Ces deux hommes d’Halifax ont perdu la vie pendant la Guerre de Crimée. En septembre 1855, ils ont participé à l’assaut du Grand Redan, une partie des défenses orientales de Sébastopol.
Ce monument est, semble-t-il, l’oeuvre de George Laing. Il s’agit d’un des rares monuments aux morts construits avant la Confédération. Laing a aussi construit d’Édifice fédéral (maintenant la Galerie des beaux-arts de la Nouvelle-Écosse).
Erected by Old Burying Ground Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1855.
Location. 44° 38.61′ N, 63° 34.348′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker can be reached from Barrington Street close to Garden Spring Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1480 Barrington Street, Halifax NS B3J, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mr. John Samwell (here, next to this marker); The Old Burying Ground (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Old Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Old Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); Carved in Stone (a few steps from this marker); Why Aren’t We Americans? • Pourquoi ne sommes-nous pas des Américains? (a few steps from this marker); Major General / Major-Général Robert Ross 1766-1814 (within shouting distance of this marker); Black-Binney House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
More about this monument. The monument is near the entrance to the Old Burying Ground.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.