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The Welsford Parker Monument

Le Monument Welsford-Parker

 
 
The Welsford Parker Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
1. The Welsford Parker Monument Marker
Captions (English/French): (upper left) Inauguration of the Welsford Parker Monument in 1860/L’inauguration du monument Welsford-Parker en 1860; (lower right) Mounting the lion on top of the resorted monument in 1989./L’installation du lion sur le monument restauré 1989.
Inscription. English
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.

French
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). Une campagne de souscription et un octroi du gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont fourni les fonds nécessaires à la construction du monument.
 
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The Welsford Parker Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
2. The Welsford Parker Monument Marker
Old Burying Ground Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 38.61′ N, 63° 34.348′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from Barrington Street just from Garden Spring Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1480 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J, Canada.
 
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 marker. The monument is near the entrance to the Old Burying Ground.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
The Welsford Parker Monument postcard image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1910
3. The Welsford Parker Monument postcard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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