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Arthur Leyland Harrison
Birth: Feb. 3, 1886
Death: Apr. 23, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Torquay, Devon, England, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. During the Zeebrugge raid at the canal, on April 23, 1918, the Germans were blocking the harbor at Ostend Bruges, Belgium. Lieutenant Commander Harrison was in command of the storming party landing on the mole at Zeebrugge from his ship the HMS Vindictive. Before landing enemy fire broke his jaw and knocked him unconscious. He recovered his senses and led his men ashore, but was killed in the battle. His posthumously awarded Victoria Cross wasvpresented to his mother by King George V at Buckingham Palace on May 17, 1919. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Zeebrugge Memorial *
Bruges
Arrondissement Brugge
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot: Memorial (no known grave)
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Record added: Sep 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9418447
Arthur Leyland Harrison
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Arthur Leyland Harrison
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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