This tablet is in St Nicholas Church, Stillington, Yorkshire.
To the memory of Harry CROFT son of Harry Croft who was drowned in the storm off Balaklava, November 14th 1854 aged 29. he had fought in the Crimean War. Four steam, ten sailing transports and four frigates were also sunk in that disastrous storm.
London Gazette dated 4th February 1853 War Office,
1st Dragoons. Lieutenant Harry Croft to be Captain, by purchase, http://glosters.tripod.com/crimdeaths1.htm (extract)
Captain Harry Croft - Royal Dragoons - killed in the wreck of the Rip Van Winkle, off Balaclava - 14 Nov. 1854
Aged 29. Son of Col. Croft, of Stillington Hall, York.
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