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On Armistice Day, a local hero …


Albert McKenzie won a Victoria Cross for his part in the Zebrugge raid in 1918. He was also born and grew up in the area in which I live, and local people have raised the money to erect this memorial to him. He was the first London sailor ever to receive the Victoria Cross and the first sailor to be awarded the VC by the votes of his comrades.

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McKenzie survived the raid with terrible injuries, which left him vulnerable when he caught influenza later in the year. He died on 3 November 1918, days before the Armistice. His VC is on display at the Imperial War Museum.


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