Casualty details

McKENZIE, ALBERT EDWARD

Rank:
Able Seaman
Service No:
J/31736
Date of Death:
03/11/1918
Age:
20
Regiment/Service:
Royal Navy
 
H.M.S. "Vindictive."
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference
85. 25538.
Cemetery
CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of Alexander and Eliza McKenzie, of 1, Shorncliffe Rd., Old Kent Rd., London. Born at Bermondsey.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 30807, dated 19th July, 1918, record the following:- "For most conspicuous gallantry. This rating belonged to B Company of seaman storming party. On the night of the operation he landed on the mole with his machine-gun in the face of great difficulties, and did very good work, using his gun to the utmost advantage. He advanced down the mole with Lieut. Comdr. Harrison, who with most of his party was killed, and accounted for several of the enemy running from a shelter to a destroyer alongside the mole. This very gallant seaman was severely wounded whilst working his gun in an exposed position." Able Seaman McKenzie was selected by the men of the 'Vindictive,' 'Iris II.' and 'Daffodil,' and of the naval assaulting force to receive the Victoria Cross under Rule 13 of the Royal Warrant dated the 29th January, 1856.

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CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
London

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