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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11829
Current location

CRYPT
Nelson Chamber
SE Bay
St. Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the Crypt, Nelson Chamber, a sculpted stone wall panel with memorial inscription and moulded frame; carved, polychrome painted shield of arms supported by figures of a sailor and soldier, with a motto below, in a rectangular cartouche at the top.
Inscription
Motto: VIRTUTE ADEPTA ADMIRAL/ OF THE FLEET/ SIR ROGER KEYES BT. MP./ FIRST BARON KEYES/ OF ZEEBRUGGE AND DOVER/ 1872-1945/ FIRST CHIEF OF/ COMBINED OPERATIONS/ ALSO HIS ELDEST SON/ LT COL GEOFFREY KEYES VC. MC./ CROIX DE GUERRE/ THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS/ AND 11TH (SCOTTISH) COMMANDO/ 1917-1941/ KILLED LEADING THE RAID/ ON ENEMY H.Q. LIBYA/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Keyes, Geoffrey
Keyes, Roger
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename,age of death,relationships,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 144 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2376

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