Able Seaman Albert Edward McKenzie was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during World War One while participating in the Zeebrugge raid.
The Citation reads:
“On 22/23 April 1918 at Zeebrugge, Belgium, Able Seaman McKenzie was a member of a storming party on the night of the operation. He landed with his machine-gun in the face of great difficulties, advancing down the Mole with his commanding officer (Arthur Leyland Harrison) who with most of his party was killed. The seaman accounted for several of the enemy running for shelter to a destroyer alongside the Mole, and was severely wounded whilst working his gun in an exposed position.”
He is buried in Camberwell Old Cemetery.
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