Sub Lieutenant 

Alfred Harvey 



Died On:
8 March 1943


(Photo: Special Forces Roll of Honour)

Alfred Crossley was the son of Gerald and Nell Crossley, of Durban, Natal, South Africa.

He was a member of Combined Operations Pilotage Parties (COPP).  On 7 March 1943 he was launched from HMS UNRIVALLED in a Folbot together with Lieutenant Victor De Kock (q.v.), to carry out reconnaissance of beaches in Sicily ahead of Operation Husky.  Nothing was seen of them again, despite a search for them the following night; they disappeared without trace and are assumed to have drowned.  

Alfred Crossley is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 83, Column 3, and on the Special Forces Memorial.

For more information, see  COPP Survey.


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