Belfast Streets with a Military Connection

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Painting of the Battle of Alma by Horace Vernet (1789-1863)
Battle of Alma by Horace Vernet (1789-1863)

Alma Street

Battle of the Alma River, 20th September 1854, during the Crimean War.

Aughrim Street

Battle of Aughrim, fought in Galway on 12th July 1691.

Balaclava Street

Battle of Balaclava, part of the siege of Sevastopol, 25th October 1854.

Boyne Street

Battle of the Boyne fought on 1st July 1690, on the banks of the River Boyne, near Drogheda.

Charlemont Street

James Caulfield, 1st Earl of Charlemont, Commander-in-Chief of the Irish Volunteers in the 1780’s.

Crimea Street

Crimean War October 1853 to February 1856, between the allied armies of France, Britain and the Ottoman Empire against Russia.

Fashoda Street

The Fashoda Incident, an imperial territorial dispute between France and Britain in 1898 over land in East Africa.

Frere Street

Sir Henry Bartle Frere, British colonial administrator and Governor of Bombay.

Havelock Square

Sir Henry Havelock, British general famous for the recapture of Cawnpore during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Inkerman Street

Battle of Inkerman fought on 5th November 1854, during the Crimean War.

Magdala Street

Battle of Magdala, fought between British and Abyssinian Forces, April 1868.

Montrose Street

James Graham, Ist Marquess of Montrose. He fought for Charles I in the
English Civil War and in the Scottish Civil War, on the side of the king.

Napier Street

Sir Robert Cornelis Napier, British General who fought during the 1st and 2nd Anglo-Sikh Wars and at the Battle of Magdala.

Nelson Street Admiral Lord Nelson of the British Royal Navy, famous for his naval victories and who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Outram Street

Sir James Outram, British army officer, who fought in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Raglan Street

Fitzroy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, commander of the British troops sent to the Crimean War in 1854.

Varna Street

Varna, a town in Bulgaria, was used as the headquarters of the French and British troops during the Crimean War.

Wellington Place

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Commander of the British army during the Napoleonic Wars.

York Street

Prince Frederick, Duke of York, second son of George III and general during the Napoleonic Wars.


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