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KEYES, ROGER JOHN BROWNLOW

Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Date of Death:
26/12/1945
Age:
73
Regiment/Service:
Royal Navy
Awards:
G C B, K C V O, C M G, D S O
Grave Reference:
Sec. P.W. 1914-21. Zeebrugge Plot. Grave 68.
Cemetery:
DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold, Grand Officer Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre (France and Belgium), D.S.M. (U.S.A.). 1st Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover. Son of General Sir Charles Patton Keyes, G.C.B., and of Lady Keyes (nee Norman); husband of Lady Keyes (nee Bowlby), of Tingewick, Buckinghamshire. Commanded operations against Zeebrugge and Ostend, April 1918; Deputy Chief of Naval Staff 1921-25; C.-in-C. Mediterranean 1925-28, Portsmouth 1929-31; Director of Combined Operations 1940-41; A.D.C. to H.M. King George V, 1914. D.C.L., LL.D.; M.P. for Portsmouth (North) Division, 1934-1943. His son, Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Charles Tasker Keyes, V.C., M.C., Croix de Guerre, also died on service.

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DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY

Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Kent

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