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Zeebrugge Raid 1918


chelseawh
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Would be interested to hear from anyone who has any family link or information about Able Seamen born and bred in London, Essex and Kent who took part in the Zeebrugge raid. Many thanks.

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Chelsea, here's ONE for you - have many more - how many do you want ???

WARE EDWARD LSEA C/J 5153 DSM RN 200393 111215

DOLPHIN 151211

ARROGANT 160218

DOLPHIN 161201

K14 170521 CRESCENT

K14 171001 DOLPHIN

GENERAL SERVICE 171109 PEMBROKE

ADM 188 / 657 P.o.B ; TONBRIDGE KENT Occ ; SHOEMAKER

GANGES BOY 090818 1ST SHIP DONEGAL 100702 G.S

DSM Awarded Zeebrugge Raid London Gazette 23.07.18

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McKENZIE (little c to top) Albert Edward AB C/J 31736

GANGES 140620

NEPTUNE 150414

HINDUSTAN 180301

PEMBROKE 1 180424 TO 181103 DD (INFUENZA)

Awarded V.C (by ballot) London Gazette 23 July 1918.

Awarded MiD London Gazette 19 Feb 1919

D.o.B ; 231098 P.o.B ; Bermonsey London. Occ ; Training Ship Boy

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Chelsea, also ;

MCKENZIE Albert E ONJ.31736 Ch Able Seaman RN 79D098 Vindictive Vice Admiral Dover 23.07.18 G Operations on Belgian Coast 23.04.18 (Zeebrugge & Ostend) VC For most conspicuous gallantry. This rating belonged to B Comany of seaman storming party. On the night of the operation he landed on the mole with his machine-gun in the face of great difficulties, and did very good work, using his gun to he utmost advantage. He advanced down the mole with Lieutenant -Commander Harrison, who with most of his party was killed, and accounted for several of the enemy running from a shelter to a destroyer alongside the mole. This very gallant seaman was severely wounded whilst working his gun in an exposed position.

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Chelsea, here's ONE for you - have many more - how many do you want ???

WARE EDWARD LSEA C/J 5153 DSM RN 200393 111215

DOLPHIN 151211

ARROGANT 160218

DOLPHIN 161201

K14 170521 CRESCENT

K14 171001 DOLPHIN

GENERAL SERVICE 171109 PEMBROKE

ADM 188 / 657 P.o.B ; TONBRIDGE KENT Occ ; SHOEMAKER

GANGES BOY 090818 1ST SHIP DONEGAL 100702 G.S

DSM Awarded Zeebrugge Raid London Gazette 23.07.18

Sadsac

Thanks for your replies, Albert McKenzie is already known to me thanks. I will add Edward to my list, although I would say that Londoners are my main focus.

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  • 4 years later...
Guest Sally M

Hi - my grandfather, Leading Seaman Dugald Sinclair Kibblewhite, born Herne Hill, London SE and is noted to have been present at Operation Zeebrugge. The Royal Navy Registers of Seaman's Services record card for Dugald has a rubber-stamped item ”Participated in ballot for V.C. granted for operations against Zeebrugge-Ostende 22-23 April 1918 (London Gazette 23.7.18)”.

Served on Emperor of India oct 1915 - Feb 1918

Hindustan feb - apr 1918

Emperor of India apr 1918 - 1924

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My Grandfather L7645 Clarence Arthur Willing served in the Royal Navy through both World Wars. From 21st September 1917 to 11th January 1919 he was on board HMS Resolution and I have read somewhere that Resolution was involved in the Zeebrugge operation of April 1918.

I could not find HMS Resolution named in either ADM 137/4830 Chapter 7 - The blocking of Zeebrugge April 22-23 1918 or in ADM 1/8525/142 Naval raids on Zeebrugge and Ostende April and May 1918 and Zeebrugge was not mentioned amongst the ship's battle honours.

Does anyone know if she was involved in the operation or not, and if so, what part she played?

Many thanks

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Resolution was not involved in the raid but a contingent of her crew were involved. However, I cannot find the name Willing on the muster roll. Dom

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Resolution was not involved in the raid but a contingent of her crew were involved. However, I cannot find the name Willing on the muster roll. Dom

Thanks Dom.

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Hi

Just stumbled across this post. My Great Uncle Able Seaman Frederick Robert Scott j16005 was killed in action on the Zeebrugge Raid on 23/4/1918. He was born and raised in Wimbledon SW19 which, as it has a London post code you may consider to have been part of London although technically it was Surrey. He is shown as part of the crew of HMS Hindustan but was killed whilst taking part in the raid from HMS Vindictive. Like many others he was nominated to take part in the VC ballot. His body was repatriated and he is buried in Wimbledon.

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That's fascinating Paul.

From a quick look at CWGC site- is this your Great Uncle's entry? Full of admiration for all those who took part at Zeebrugge. Would like to visit his grave. Would welcome directions if you would like to PM me. Thanks. Michael Bully.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=400946

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