Person    | Male  Born 25/6/1900  Died 27/8/1979

Lord Louis Mountbatten

Admiral of the Fleet. 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Grandson of Queen Victoria and uncle of Prince Philip. Born Frogmore House, Windsor and known by family and friends as Dickie.

His wife's, Edwina's, supposed affair with Paul Robeson was a great scandal. After some of her affairs they apparently agreed to have an open marriage and he had a relationship with Yola Letellier. Something about the marriage is probably indicated by him having names for his wife's breasts: Mutt and Jeff.  Rumours and the FBI also had him down as a homosexual. These rumours come from the Scotland Herald. After Edwina's death he had a long-running affair with Shirley MacLaine, whom he had met in the 1960s.

Played an influential role in the upbringing of Prince Charles.

Important commander in WW2. Supervised the transfer of power from India to Pakistan. Assassinated on a fishing trip on Bank Holiday Monday by the IRA who planted a bomb in his family holiday boat in County Sligo. Three others also died.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Lord Louis Mountbatten

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Earl and Countess Mountbatten

Plaque unveiled by the Prince of Wales accompanied by the Mountbattens' daugh...

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Mountbatten Copse

This memorial was planted just over two years after the violent death of Moun...

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Mountbatten statue

9 foot 5 inches, bronze on a plinth at the centre of a low stepped platform. ...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Lord Louis Mountbatten

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Hyde Park Barracks - 1970

This plaque was unveiled by Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer KG and Admiral o...

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Pepys Estate

The Pepys Estate was opened on 13th July 1966 by Admiral of the Fleet, The Ea...

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Other Subjects

El Alamein

El Alamein

Town in Egypt. The name means 'two worlds'. It was the scene of two battles in 1942, fought by Britain and its allies against the axis of Germany and Italy.

Place, Armed Forces, Egypt

1 memorial
Private Henry Charles Winder

Private Henry Charles Winder

Henry Charles Winder was born in Deptford, Kent, one of the eleven children of John Winder (1850-1925) and Eliza Winder née Osborn (1854-1916). His birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1893 i...

Person, Armed Forces

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
Ephraim Alfred Dudley

Ephraim Alfred Dudley

We are grateful to Maria A Hessman in the USA, for telling us that her grandfather modelled for the WW1 soldier on the Rifle Brigade monument and for sending us the following information about him:...

Person, Armed Forces, Artists' Model

1 memorial
A. G. Chant

A. G. Chant

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
William Gosling, VC

William Gosling, VC

Battery sergeant in the Royal Field Artillery. Awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 5th April 1917 at the Battle of Arras. Awarded the VC for his heroism on 5 April 1917, age 24, while se...

Person, Armed Forces, France

War served, WW1
1 memorial