SX8960 : Zeebrugge Raid - Harrison monument on Roundham Head

near to Paignton, Torbay, Great Britain

Zeebrugge Raid - Harrison monument on Roundham Head
Zeebrugge Raid - Harrison monument on Roundham Head
IN MEMORY/ OF/ LIEUT. COMMANDER/ ARTHUR LEYLAND/ HARRISON V.C., R.N./ BORN IN TORQUAY 3RD FEBRUARY 1886/ KILLED IN ACTION DURING/ THE ZEEBRUGGE RAID/ 23RD APRIL 1918/ PRESENTED BY THE MEMBERS OF/ THE TORBAY BRANCH OF/ THE ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION/ ON THE OCCASION OF THE MILLENNIUM/ ST GEORGE'S DAY 23RD APRIL 2000.

The Zeebrugge raid was intended to deny the use of the harbour at Bruges to the Germans by blocking the Ostend - Bruges - Zeebrugge canal with blockships. Lieut. Commander Harrison was in command of the storming party landing on the mole at Zeebrugge from 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. The canal was only blocked for a few days.
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