Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog
Hťt WO1-forum voor Nederland en Vlaanderen
 
 FAQFAQ   ZoekenZoeken   GebruikerslijstGebruikerslijst   WikiWiki   RegistreerRegistreer 
 ProfielProfiel   Log in om je privť berichten te bekijkenLog in om je privť berichten te bekijken   InloggenInloggen   Actieve TopicsActieve Topics 

Lt. Commander Arthur Leyland Harrison VC - Zeebrugge Raid

 
Plaats nieuw bericht   Plaats Reactie    Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index -> St.-Georges Day Raids Zeebrugge en Oostende 1918 Actieve Topics
Vorige onderwerp :: Volgende onderwerp  
Auteur Bericht
Regulus 1



Geregistreerd op: 17-7-2005
Berichten: 12476
Woonplaats: Jabbeke, Flanders - Home of the Marine Jagdgeschwader in WW I

BerichtGeplaatst: 13 Apr 2008 12:20    Onderwerp: Lt. Commander Arthur Leyland Harrison VC - Zeebrugge Raid Reageer met quote

Arthur Leyland Harrison, VC (3 February 1886- 23 April 1918) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

He was 32 years old, and a lieutenant-commander in the Royal Navy during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 22/23 April 1918 at Zeebrugge, Belgium, Lieutenant-Commander Harrison was in command of the naval storming parties, but immediately before coming alongside the Mole he was struck on the head by a fragment of shell which broke his jaw and knocked him senseless. Regaining consciousness, he resumed command, leading his men in the attack on the seaward batteries, but was killed almost at once. Although in great pain he had continued to press his attack, knowing that any delay in silencing the enemy guns might jeopardise the main object of the expedition. See also Albert Edward McKenzie.

Harrison was born in Torquay, Devon, and educated at Dover College. He was a tremndous games player and was capped several times for England - he is the only England international to have been awarded a VC, although several Irish internationals have been awarded VCs.

His mother Adelaide Ellen Harrison, who lived in Wimbledon, London, received the VC and in 1967 relatives donated it to the Britannia Royal Naval College.

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Leyland_Harrison

Zie ook :
http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/bbharris.htm
en :
http://www.forumeerstewereldoorlog.nl/viewtopic.php?t=13700
_________________
http://www.forumeerstewereldoorlog.nl/wiki/
Naar boven
Bekijk gebruikers profiel Stuur privť bericht
Berichten van afgelopen:   
Plaats nieuw bericht   Plaats Reactie    Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index -> St.-Georges Day Raids Zeebrugge en Oostende 1918 Tijden zijn in GMT + 1 uur
Pagina 1 van 1

 
Ga naar:  
Je mag geen nieuwe onderwerpen plaatsen
Je mag geen reacties plaatsen
Je mag je berichten niet bewerken
Je mag je berichten niet verwijderen
Ja mag niet stemmen in polls


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group