Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ryde -
- St John's Church Lord Calthorpe Memorial -

Location

In St John's Church, High Park Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40828
 
Historic England Listing Status

St John's Church is Listed Grade II. Since the Memorial forms part of the Church fabric, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

A brass plaque to the memory of Lord Calthorpe, a Crimean War officer.

Memorial

Ryde St John's Church Lord Calthorpe memorial
 
Inscription


SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT:GENERAL
THE RIGHT HONORABLE SOMERSET JOHN
LORD CALTHORPE, K.C.B.

BORN 23RD JANUARY 1831
DIED 16TH NOVEMBER 1912
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SERVED AS A.D.C. TO FIELD MARSHAL LORD RAGLAN
DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR, AND WAS PRESENT AT THE
BATTLES OF THE ALMA, BALACLAVA AND INKERMAN,
AND DURING THE SIEGE OF SEVASTOPOL

COMMANDED THE 5TH DRAGOON GUARDS FROM 1861 TO 1869

WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY COUNCIL
FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT IN 1890 UNTIL 1898

JUST, GENEROUS, KIND
GREATLY BELOVED


Further Information

From the Dictionary of National Biography entry for Lord Cardigan :

He (Cardigan) reacted vigorously to the assertion by one of Raglan's aides-de-camp, the Hon. S. J. G. Calthorpe, in his book Letters from Headquarters, that he had returned down the valley at Balaklava without waiting to rally survivors: he started legal proceedings and challenged Lucan to a duel for supporting Calthorpe. Farce then ensued when Lucan arrived in Paris after his would-be opponent had recrossed the channel. Cardigan's legal action also failed, having been initiated five years after the alleged libel..

See The Crimean War Research Society for more details of Calthorpe's activities in the Crimean War.
 


Lt Gen S J G Calthorpe
 
Lt-Gen The Hon S J G Calthorpe
from Hampshire at the Opening of the Twentieth Century, by W H Jacob, 1915
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