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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the Battle of Balaklava after which the town was named.

The Battle of Balaclava was fought on the 25 October 1854, and was the second major engagement of the Crimean War. The battle occurred while the British and French were conducting the siege of Sevastopol.The Battle of Balaclava saw the Allies suffer 615 killed, wounded, and captured, while the Russians lost 627.

Prior to the charge, the Light Brigade possessed a mounted strength of 673 men. This was reduced to 195 after the battle, with 247 killed and wounded and the loss of 475 horses. the battle severely restricted Allied movement to and from Sevastopol.


Address:8 Wallace Street, Balaklava Institute, Balaklava, 5461
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.146666
Long: 138.415498
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:25-October-1854
Actual Event End Date:25-October-1954


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1955
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To commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Balaklava in the Crimean War, after which this hundred and town were named.

The Charge of the Light Brigade occured during this battle on 25th October, 1854.

Erected 1955.


Source: RVWM, MA
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