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Admiral of the Fleet ROGER JOHN BROWNLOW KEYES

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Navy

Date of Death

Died 26 December 1945

Age 73 years old

Buried or commemorated at

DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY

Sec. P.W. 1914-21. Zeebrugge Plot. Grave 68.

United Kingdom

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Companion of St. Michael and St. George, Distinguished Service Order
  • Additional Info 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.
  • Personal Inscription COMMANDER IN CHIEF DOVER PATROL 1918
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