Grahams of Edmond Castle

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Robert Graham Polhill

Plaque in Hayton church (a previous photo):“In memory of ROBERT GRAHAM POLHILL, Lieutenant in her Majesty’s 95th regiment, who fell in front of his regiment defending the colours at the battle of Alma. September 20th 1854, aged 26. In this memorable action the 95th was most conspicuous, and its loss enormous. Lieutenant Polhill was the second son of Edward Polhill, esqre, of Brighton, and of Anne Margaret, the youngest daughter of the late Thomas Graham, Esqre, of Edmond Castle, Cumberland, and great grandson of Nathaniel Polhill, of Howbury Esqre, M.P.”