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VC993   Arthur Leyland Harrison

Name    Arthur Leyland Harrison  No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   993   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant-Commander

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Commander

Place Of Birth   Torquay, Devon, England

Place Of Death   On the Mole, Zeebrugge, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Zeebrugge Memorial to the Missing, Sint Donaaskerk Church, Sint Donaaskerkstraat, Zeebrugge, Belgium (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   17 March 1919

VC Presented   17 May 1919, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Memorial Plaque, Sint Donaaskerk Church, Sint Donaaskerkstraat, Zeebrugge, Belgium

P  Memorial Plaque,  St Mary's Church, Wimbledon, South West London

P  Named on Town War Memorial, Priory Street, Dover, Kent

P  Named on Roehampton War Memorial, Kingston Vale, London

P  Named on War Memorial, St Marks Church, Farnborough, Hampshire

P  Memorial Stone, Roundham Head, Torbay, Devon

Named on War Memorial, College Chapel, Dover College, Kent

P  Named on War Memorial, Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, West London

Named on War Memorial, Rosslyn Park RFC, Roehampton Lane, Roehampton, West London

Memorial Plaque, College Chapel, Dover College, Kent

By The Way…

Arthur Harrison played Rugby for England, winning two caps, and was part of the team to win the Grand Slam in 1914.

VC Held By

Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, England



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BORN     3 February 1886

DIED   23 April 1918  AGE   32

VC Won   22-23 April 1918   AGE   32

Place VC Won    Zeebrugge, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

VC Ephemera