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.

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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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Sir John Pringle

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1 memorial
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

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Royal Arsenal Gatehouse

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Place, Architecture, Armed Forces

1 memorial
G. W. Locke

G. W. Locke

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Herbert Barlow Nightingale

Herbert Barlow Nightingale

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Person, Armed Forces, Sport / Games, Belgium

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