Albert McKenzie V.C Memorial Badge

Albert McKenzie V.C Memorial Badge

This Badge is modelled on the Victoria cross that Bermondsey boy Albert McKenzie recieved as he was chosen by his shipmates to be awarded it following the Raid on Zeebrugge in April 1918

The VC medal was presented to him by King George V at Buckingham Palace in the Summer of 1918.  

Albert had almost fully recovered from his wounds when he caught flu in the pandemic which killed 1% of the World's population in the period immediately after the Great War. 

He died at Chatham Naval Hospital in October 1918 a few days after his 20th Birthday

Albert's medals are still in the ownership of his family and on long term loan to the Imperial War Museum London.

Albert's memorial is a statue (pictured in the centre of the badge) that sits atop a concrete plinth made from a section of the Zeebrugge harbour wall donated by the people of Flanders.

It is at the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Grange Road in Bermondsey, just a stone’s throw from his childhood home.