George Partington, who ran off at the age of 17 to fight in the Crimea. One of the Heavy Brigade, he was badly wounded at Balaclava but nursed back to health by “the lady of the lamp” Florence Nightingale. Partington survived the battles of Balaclava, Inkerman and the siege of Sevastopol, but was later killed after being thrown from his horse. francis dickenson was also buried in the cemetery he took part in the charge of the light brigade alas his tombstone was demolished by the sheffield council across town is the wardsend cemetery
Wardsend Cemetery has a distinct military influence due to its close proximity to Hillsborough Barracks. The obelisk monument commemorates the soldiers of 6th, 19th, 24th, 33rd, 51st, 55th Regiments of Foot, Victorian Army, who died whilst at Hillsborough Barracks during the period 1866 - 1869.
A separate grave belongs to Lieutenant George Lambert V.C., an Irishman, born in Markethill, County Armagh, in December 1819. A sergeant in the 84th Regiment (York & Lancaster Regiment), he was promoted twice without purchase, and was awarded his Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery during the Indian Mutiny at Oonao in 1857. His death was due to the breaking of a blood vessel on the parade ground of Hillsborough Barracks on February 10th 1860.
this on george partingtons grave