E.J.Wilkins

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Tallinn Memorial

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.N. 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

1971 - 1956

 

Admiral Sir Sydney Fremantle.  G.C.B. M.V.O. VRI/I

 

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

 

On behalf of the grateful people of Estonia.

Tanulik Eesti rahvas.                                    




This memorial is in Tallinn, on the wall outside the Maritime Museum at 70 Pikk Street.


VRI/I stands for the Cross of Liberty (Estonian). More information in Wikipedia .

More about the Estonian War of Independence, also in Wikipedia.

Tallinn Memorial

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.N. 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

1971 - 1956

 

Admiral Sir Sydney Fremantle.  G.C.B. M.V.O. VRI/I

 

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

 

On behalf of the grateful people of Estonia.

Tanulik Eesti rahvas.                                    




This memorial is in Tallinn, on the wall outside the Maritime Museum at 70 Pikk Street.


VRI/I stands for the Cross of Liberty (Estonian). More information in Wikipedia .

More about the Estonian War of Independence, also in Wikipedia.

comments (7)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2012, 08:44
I think I saw this myself when I was there Ellie. It is a DELIGHT to hear from you again - I thought you were GONE FOREVER!
A memorial I suspect most of us were totally unaware of. Nice to hear from you Ellie.
A very fitting post. Nice to have you back, Madam.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Nov 2012, 10:23
This is a fine tribute today - and I am glad to hear from you again - now I know you are living- and I hope you are well living!
A fine post for the day Ellie
There's a campaign I'd not heard of. Nice to see your work again, Ellie.
A slice of history I didn't know about...

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