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Tallinn, Harjumaa Maakond, Estonia
 

British Royal Navy in the Estonian War of Independence

 

—[Estonian Maritime Museum] —

 
Estonian War of Independence<br> [British Royal Navy] Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 28, 2012
1. Estonian War of Independence
[British Royal Navy] Marker
Inscription.
IN MEMORY
of the officers and seamen of the British Royal Navy
who served and gave their lives in the cause of freedom
in the Baltic during the Estonian War of Independence
1918 - 1920

MALESTUSEKS
Briti Kuningliku Merevae ohvitseridele ja meremeestele
kes voitle sid ja andsid oma elu Balti rikide vabaduse eest
Eesti Vabqdussmas
1918-1920


The following Admirals were decorated
with the Estonian Cross of Liberty for their distinguished services:

Merevaeohvitserid.keda silmapaistva teenistuse eest
autasustati Eesti Vabadusristiga
:

Admiral Sir Edwyn Alexander-Sinclair G.C.B. M.V.O. VRI/I
1865 -1945

Admiral Sir Walter Cowan of the Baltic Bart K.C.B. D.S.O. M.V.O, VRI/I
1871-1956

Admiral Sir Sydney Freemantle G.C.B. M.V.O. VRI/I
1867-1958

Admiral Sir Bertram Thesiger K.B.E. C.B. C.M.G. VRI/I
1875-1966

On behalf of the grateful people of Estonia
Tanulik Eesti rahvas

 
Erected by the People of Estonia.
 
Location. 59° 26.532′ N, 24° 44.957′ E. Marker is in Tallinn, Harjumaa Maakond. Marker is on Pikk Street just south of Rannamäe tee, on the right when traveling
Entrance to the Estonian Maritime Museum - image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 28, 2012
2. Entrance to the Estonian Maritime Museum -
the War of Independence marker is visible on the wall, lower right.
north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pikk 70, Tallinn, Harjumaa Maakond 641 1408, Estonia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Polish Submarine "ORZEŁ" - September 1939 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mälestusmärk “Katkenud Liin” / “Broken Line” (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mustpeade Maja (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Suurgildi Hoone (approx. half a kilometer away); Tallinn Town Hall - Anno 1404 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Residence of Konstantin Päts (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Toompea Loss (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallinn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Meremuuseum [Estonian Maritime Museum]. (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia link for the Estonian War of Independence. (Submitted on July 5, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Baltic Sea; Estonian Maritime Museum; meremuuseum; "Fat Margaret"
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on November 25, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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