Russian Eagle

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Chale -
- Hoy Monument -

Location

At St Catherine's Down, north of Chale, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 20865  
 
Description

The Hoy Monument, or Alexandrian column, is 72 ft high. It was erected by Michael Hoy, a merchant who lived at The Hermitage, in commemoration of the visit to England by Tsar Alexander I of Russia, in 1814.

It bears an additional plaque to the memory of a British regiment which served in the Crimean War.

The monument was refurbished in 1992, and the plaque to Tsar Alexander I recut. The unveiling took place in the presence of His Excellency the Russian ambassador, Mr. Boris Pankin.

The new plaque was supplied by Wight Stonemasonry Ltd, and cut by Andrew Morris of Niton.
Memorial

Chale : Hoy Monument
 
Chale : Hoy Monument : Crimea
 
Inscription


IN COMMEMORATION OF THE VISIT
OF
HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY
ALEXANDER THE IST
EMPEROR OF ALL THE RUSSIAS
To GREAT BRITAIN in the year 1814

In remembrance of many happy Years
Residence in his Dominions
This PILLAR
was erected by
MICHAEL HOY


 

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY
WILLIAM HENRY DAWES
LATE LIEUTENANT OF H.M. 22ND REGT.
IN HONOR OF THOSE BRAVE MEN OF
THE ALLIED ARMIES
WHO FELL ON THE ALMA,
AT INKERMAN
AND AT THE SIEGE OF SEVASTOPOL.
A.D. 1857.


 
Further Information

William Henry Dawes was born in St Helens, Isle of Wight in about 1807. Nothing is currently known about his Army service in the Crimean War. He married Harriette Jacob Toomer of Godshill in 1850 when he was 43 and she was 26. By 1861 he and his wife were living at "Wydcome", Whitwell with two servants. He is shown as a "Retired Military Officer. Land" indicating that they had income from landholdings. He died in 1863. Harriette Jacob Dawes died in London in 1884.
Chale : Hoy Monument
 
Chale : Hoy Monument : Alexander I
 

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