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REED, HENRY HERBERT

Rank:
Bombardier
Service No:
2052982
Date of Death:
21/06/1941
Age:
30
Regiment/Service:
Royal Artillery
 
2 bty., 1 Maritime A.A. Regt.
Awards:
G C
Grave Reference:
Ward 34. Sec. C.C. Grave 939.
Cemetery:
SUNDERLAND (BISHOPWEARMOUTH) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Henry and Annie Reed, of Sunderland.

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of 19th September, 1941:When the ship was attacked by enemy aircraft with cannon, machine guns and bombs Gunner Reed behaved with the utmost gallantry. Although badly wounded, he carried the Chief Officer, also badly wounded, down two ladders to the deck below and placed him in shelter near a life boat. Gunner Reed then died. By his gallant and utterly selfless action he saved the life of the Chief Officer.

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SUNDERLAND (BISHOPWEARMOUTH) CEMETERY

Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Durham

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