MajorHARVEY, FRANCIS JOHN WILLIAM

Died 31/05/1916

Aged 43

H.M.S. "Lion."
Royal Marine Light Infantry

V C

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."

Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 18655

Cemetery/memorial reference: 18.


Memorial details

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