Able SeamanMcKENZIE, ALBERT EDWARD

Service Number J/31736

Died 03/11/1918

Aged 20

H.M.S. "Vindictive."
Royal Navy

V C

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

Inscription

ALSO HIS BELOVED MOTHER FOR THEIR TO-MORROW WE GAVE OUR TO-DAY

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.

Buried at CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY

Location: London, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 308

Cemetery/memorial reference: 85. 25538.


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Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.