THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

 

Dover Cemeteries

"Jottings" - spotted by volunteers as they visit the cemeteries (Index). 

ROGER KEYES

After a service at Westminster Abbey, Roger Keyes was buried in Dover, in the Zeebrugge plot, where some of those who died on the raid on St George's Day, 1918, are buried. The inscription on his memorial reads:

deatail, St George slaying the dragon, from monument

In Memory
of
Admiral of the Fleet
Sir Roger J B Keyes Bt MP
Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover
GCB KCVO CMG DSO DCL LLD
GC of Leopold GO Legion of Honour
Croix de Guerre DSM
4 Oct 1872 - 26 Dec 1945
Sixty years outstanding service
First Commodore of Submarines 1910-1915
First Chief Combined Operations 1940-41
Died from injuries received on active service in Far East
 

 

Also of his eldest son
Lieut Colonel
Geoffrey Charles Tasker Keyes
VC MC Croix de Guerre
Royal Scots Greys and 11th Scottish Commando
18 May 1917 - 18 Nov 1941
killed leading the raid on General Rommel's HQ
at Sidi Rafa Libya
He lies at Benghazi

There are other inscriptions around the monument. Geoffrey Keyes' VC citation may be seen on the VC Winners page.

Witu 1890
China 1900
Heligoland Dardanelles Zeebrugge 1914-1918
Belgium 1940
Leyte 1944
+ + + +
Narvik 1940
Litani
River
Sidi
Rafa
1941

pictures: Simon Chambers
 


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