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Monument to Major T N Dalton, Main Street, Fillingham, Lincolnshire

Monument to Major T N Dalton, Main Street, Fillingham, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken 15 November 2001 © Mr Derek E. Godson. Source Historic England Archive ref: 196713

This monument was built to commemorate Major T. N. Dalton. He was killed in 1854 at the Battle of Inkerman during the Crimean War. The battle took place on 5th November 1854. It involved 16,000 British and French soldiers fighting against 42,000 Russian soldiers in the Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire). The Russians were eventually defeated after a fierce battle. Major Dalton was one of the 2,357 British casualties. The French had 929 casualties and the Russians suffered 12,000 casualties.