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Albert McKenzie statue

Albert Mckenzie statue and VC plaque Albert McKenzie statue

Erection date: 24/10/2015

Inscription

{On a brass plaque at the front of the swooping plinth:}
Able Seaman Albert Edward McKenzie. Born Bermondsey, 23rd October 1898. HMS Vindictive, Zeebrugge raid 23rd April 1918. Died Chatham 3rd November 1918. Awarded the Victoria Cross for Most Conspicuous Gallantry. Our local hero.

The concrete plinth represents a section of the Zeebrugge harbour wall. We believe there were plans to use an actual section of the wall but that may not have happened.

2018: 27 November "Two metal rings which formed part of the Zeebrugge Harbour wall at the time of Albert McKenzie's brave acts" were added to the memorial.

Site: Albert Mckenzie statue and VC plaque (2 memorials)

SE1, Tower Bridge Road

McKenzie was born nearby and continued to live locally so this is a good site for the memorials. 

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Albert McKenzie statue

Subjects commemorated Information

Albert Edward McKenzie, VC

Heroic Able Seaman. Born Alice Street, Bermondsey. He was on board HMS Vindic...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Albert McKenzie statue

Created by Information

Forge Architects

Formed in 1993 by architect Tim Wood. 

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Kevin Boys

Boys is an artist and blacksmith based in Rotherhithe. Kevin Boys Blacksmiths...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Albert McKenzie statue

Also at this site Information

Albert Mckenzie VC plaque

We thank our colleague Alan Patient for this photo.

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