Roger John Brownlow Keyes (1872 - 1945)

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About Roger John Brownlow Keyes

Admiral of the Fleet Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes, Bt GCB KCVO CMG DSO RN (4 October 1872 – 26 December 1945) was a noted British admiral, with an active service life that included 19th-century African anti-slavery patrols to the Allied landings in Leyte in World War II. He was regarded throughout the British Empire as one of the great military heroes of his day.


entered Royal Navy 1885; served East Africa 1890; Lieut 1893; Cdr 1900; served China 1900; Capt 1905; Naval Attaché, Rome, Vienna, Athens and Constantinople 1905-07; MVO 1906; Captain and Commander in charge of Submarine Service 1910-15; CB 1911; ADC to King George V 1914-17; Commander and Chief-of-Staff, South Eastern Mediterranean Squadron 1915-16; DSO 1916; Rear-Admiral, Grand Fleet 1916-17; CMG 1916; Rear-Admiral 1917; Director, Plans 1917; Acting Vice-Admiral 1918 (reverted to Rear-Admiral 1919); KCB 1918; CVO 1918; Vice-Admiral, Dover Patrol 1918-19; KCVO 1918; cmded Battle Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic 1919-21; Vice-Admiral 1921; Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff 1921-25; Admiral 1926; Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet 1925-28; Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth 1929-31; Admiral of the Fleet 1930; GCB 1930; Hon Col Commandant, Royal Marines Portsmouth 1932-42; Member of Parliament for North Portsmouth 1934-43; Special Liaison Officer to King Leopold II of the Belgians 1940; First Chief of Combined Operations 1940-41; present at the Battle of Leyte, Philippines 1944; part of Goodwill Mission to USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand 1944-45


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Admiral of the Fleet Roger Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes, Bt GCB KCVO CMG DSO RN's Timeline

October 4, 1872
May 18, 1917
Age 44
March 14, 1919
Age 46
December 26, 1945
Age 73