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Fort Myer in Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Field Marshal Sir John Dill

G.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., D.S.M., L.L.D.

— 1881 - 1944 —

 
 
Field Marshal Sir John Dill Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
1. Field Marshal Sir John Dill Memorial
Inscription.  
Joint Resolution
recognizing the outstanding service rendered to the United Nations by Field Marshal Sir John Dill

Whereas the Congress, having been informed of the death of Field Marshall Sir John Dill, in Washington, District of Columbia on November 4, 1944, and;

Whereas the Arlington National Cemetery has been chosen as the final resting place for this distinguished soldier, and;

Whereas as the senior British representative on the Combined Chiefs of Staff, Field Marshal Sir John Dill, by his wisdom and devotion to the vital cause of British-American military cooperation, rendered a great service to the United Nations, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled that the outstanding service rendered by Field Marshal Sir John Dill be and hereby is recognized by the American people and the Congress of the United States.

Citation for the Distinguished Service Medal (posthumous)
While serving as chief of the British Joint Staff mission to the United States and senior British representative
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on the Combined Chiefs of Staff from December 1941 to the hour of his death, Field Marshal Sir John Dill, G.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. rendered a distinguished service to the common cause of the Allies. In the conferences in Washington, and at Casablanca, Quebec, Cairo, and Tehran his services were of first importance in securing the necessary cooperation between the British and American military forces as represented by their chiefs of staff. The good will and concert of action which have characterized the combined achievements of the Allied forces must be attributed in an important manner to his integrity of purpose, his freedom from prejudice, and his selfless devotion to the common cause together with the warm humanity which characterized all his actions.

Possessed of these rare qualities, Sir John Dill made an enduring contribution toward the victorious conclusion of the war and also to the harmony of purpose which is essential to our security in the years to come.
 
Erected 1950 by The American people and the Congress of the United States.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Medal, and the National Cemeteries series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1872.
 
Location.
"Joint Resolution" - Field Marshall Sir John Dill Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
2. "Joint Resolution" - Field Marshall Sir John Dill Memorial
38° 52.847′ N, 77° 4.19′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. It is in Fort Myer. Memorial is at the intersection of Roosevelt Drive and Grant Drive, on the right when traveling west on Roosevelt Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 104th Infantry Division (a few steps from this marker); Civil Air Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); 484th Bombardment Group (within shouting distance of this marker); 144th Army Postal Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); 56th Field Artillery Bn (within shouting distance of this marker); Khe Sanh Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolution American Red Maple (within shouting distance of this marker); WW II Glider Pilots (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Sir John Greer Dill. (Submitted on May 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Herbert Haseltine, sculpture; Decoene Ruisbroek Foundry, Belgium.
 
"Citation for the Distinguished Service Medal (posthumous)" - Field Marshal Sir John Dill Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
3. "Citation for the Distinguished Service Medal (posthumous)" - Field Marshal Sir John Dill Memorial
Field Marshal Sir John Dill Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
4. Field Marshal Sir John Dill Memorial
Field Marshal Sir John Dill Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
5. Field Marshal Sir John Dill Memorial
Sculpture by Herbert Haseltine.
Field Marshal Sir John Dill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud
6. Field Marshal Sir John Dill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,410 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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