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Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica
 

The Great War 1914-1918

 
 
The Great War 1914-1918 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 22, 2015
1. The Great War 1914-1918 Marker
Inscription.
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. Touch 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"
The Great War 1914-1918 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 22, 2015
2. The Great War 1914-1918 Marker
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Fort Charles (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Horatio Nelson in Jamaica (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Royal.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, World I
 
Famous Commanders additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 22, 2015
3. Famous Commanders additional marker
This additional marker to the left of the featured marker reads:
Famous officers in the Royal Navy who commanded here
1655 Admiral Sir William Penn ∙ 1655-57 Vice-Admiral William Goodson ∙ 1662-64 Vice-Admiral Christopher Myngs ∙ 1689 Captain Lawrence Wright ∙ 1702 Vice-Admiral John Benbow ∙ 1725-27 Vice-Admiral Francis Hosier ∙ 1739-42 Admiral Edward Vernon ∙ 1742-44 Read-Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle ∙ 1747-49 Read-Admiral Charles Knowles ∙ 1762-64 Read-Admiral Lord Keppel ∙ 1764-66 Read-Admiral Sir William Burnaby ∙ 1771-74 Read-Admiral Sir George Rodney ∙ 1778-82 Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Parker ∙ 1779 Captain Horatio Nelson who commanded in Fort Charles ∙ 1783-84 Vice-Admiral James Gambier ∙ 1786-89 Commodore Alan Gardner ∙ 1796-1800 Vice-Admiral Sir Hyde Parker ∙ 1803-04 Vice-Admiral Sir John Duckworth ∙ 1804-08 Vice-Admiral James Dagres ∙ 1814-16 Vice-Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane ∙ 1817-20 Read-Admiral Sir Home Popham
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on January 28, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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