INTRODUCTION
HMS DRAGON "STRUCK"
HMS DRAGON'S LOG
 KILLED IN ACTION
LETTER TO A MOTHER
MEMORIAL PHOTOGRAPHS
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
COMMENTS/FEEDBACK
 


PORTSMOUTH CATHEDRAL DECEMBER 2005

 A second Memorial Plaque was unveiled by HRH The Duke of York in December 2005 at  Portsmouth Cathedral in memory of the 15 Royal Navy Officers,92 ratings,4 Royal Air Force Officers and One Airman killed in action in the Baltic Waters between 1918 and 1919 including those aboard HMS Dragon.


In October 2006, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip unveiled a 3rd and similar Memorial Plaque, this time in Riga.

RIGA, LATVIA

A Memorial Ceremony is also held at Bolderaja, near where HMS Dragon was shelled and now site of a Memorial Plaque.

Afterwards, a  ceremony takes place  in which wreaths and  poppies are laid at  sea .

The Ceremony and Plaque at Bolderaja Fort and at sea highlight  the contribution of both  the British and French Navy during 1919 and their role during Latvia's fight for Independence.








At Jelgava Cemetary In Latvia there are 36 British War Graves.

One of these graves is for a unknown seaman who died on 17th October 1919. It is not known whether this is the grave of one of the 9 killed in action aboard HMS Dragon.

I have the names of the men buried at Jelgava and have established a blog British War Graves which has some more information which will be updated regularly.

 For more photographs of the ceremony at Bolderaja and Jelgava Cemetary (formerly Mitau)

CHATHAM WAR MEMORIAL, KENT

The War Memorial  in Chatham has the names of 8,515 sailors including the names of those killed on HMS Dragon.



There is also a Memorial Register which is kept at the St Georges Chapel in the University of Greenwich (Medway campus) formerly the Naval base HMS Pembroke.


 
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