Gnr Henry Reed GC
Gnr Henry ‘Herbert’ Reed was an AA Gunner on board the SS Courmant in the North Sea off Northumberland when it came under heavy coordinated air and E-boat attack. While driving off an air attack, he was badly wounded in the stomach. Despite his pain, ‘Herbert’ rescued a badly injured Chief Officer from the nearby ship’s bridge and carried him down two decks to safety while the ship was still under attack. The SS Courmont and the Chief Officer survived the attacks to reach the safety of Sunderland but, sadly, Herbert Reed died of his wounds.
Rank/Regt: 1 Maritime Regiment RA