Admiral of the FleetKEYES, ROGER JOHN BROWNLOW

Died 26/12/1945

Aged 73

Royal Navy

G C B, K C V O, C M G, D S O

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.

Inscription

COMMANDER IN CHIEF DOVER PATROL 1918

Buried at DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY

Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 731

Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. P.W. 1914-21. Zeebrugge Plot. Grave 68.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.