Britain's American Hero

Harding, Stephen
March 2011
Military History;Mar2011, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p19
The article profiles ordinary seaman William Seeley of the Royal Navy. Seeley was born on May 1, 1840 in Topsham, Maine. He is one of the individuals who received the Victoria Cross, which is the highest military honor given in Great Britain for valor in battle. A description of his participation and role in history of the Royal Navy is presented. Seeley left the Royal Navy in 1865, returned to the U.S. and died in October 1914.


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