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Major FRANCIS JOHN WILLIAM HARVEY

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Marine Light Infantry

H.M.S. "Lion."

Date of Death

Died 31 May 1916

Age 43 years old

Buried or commemorated at

CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

18.

United Kingdom

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Native of Sydenham, Surrey.
  • Additional Citation note

    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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