Casualty details

HARVEY, FRANCIS JOHN WILLIAM

Rank:
Major
Date of Death:
31/05/1916
Age:
43
Regiment/Service:
Royal Marine Light Infantry
 
H.M.S. "Lion."
Awards:
V C
Panel Reference
18.
Memorial
CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Native of Sydenham, Surrey.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 29751, dated 15th Sept., 1916, records the following:- "Whilst mortally wounded and almost the only survivor after the explosion of an enemy shell in "Q" gunhouse, with great presence of mind and devotion to duty ordered the magazine to be flooded, thereby saving the ship. He died shortly afterwards."

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CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Kent

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