Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica
The Great War 1914-1918
Message to the Governor of Jamaica from the Secretary of State for the Colonies 16th November 1918.
Now that the War has been brought to a victorious conclusion I desire on-behalf of his Majesty's Government to express to the people of Jamaica and her dependencies the mother country's high appreciation of the military efforts they have made. Their cheerful acceptance of compulsory service in the common cause and the unfailing support in the great struggle in spite of the difficulties in which visitations of nature have involved them at home I recall with pride and gratitude the share of men of Jamaica in our final victory in Palestine.
Location. 17° 56.349′ N, 76° 50.499′ W. Marker is in Port Royal, Kingston. Marker is on Dockyard Lane just from High Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 'Ye Olde Parade Bar' (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Port Royal (about 150 meters away); The Historic Royal Naval Hospital (about 180 meters away); Lucas Barrett (about 210 meters away); St. Peter's Church (about 210 meters away); H.M.S. "Aboukir" Fort Charles (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Horatio Nelson in Jamaica (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Royal.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, World I •
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