- Name: Leonard Henry HARRISON
- D.O.B: 6th Jun, 1906
- D.O.A: 11th Feb, 1940
- D.O.D: 15th Jul, 1989
- Award: George Cross
- Occupation at time of action: Civilian Armament Instructor (Grade 1), Air Ministry
- Book: The Complete History - Volume 3
Immingham and the Humber River, Lincolnshire 11 February 1940 and June 1940
11 February 1940 and June 1940
The Second World War 1939 - 40
On 11 February 1940 the steamship SS Kildare, a grain carrier, arrived at Immingham, North Lincolnshire. While at sea it had been attacked by a German plane. One bomb had exploded in its cargo and another, which had failed to detonate, had lodged in the afterdeck cabin. Civil Armament Instructor L H Harrison and Flight Lieutenant J N Dowland, both from RAF Manby, five miles east of Louth, and another civil instructor, W C Thompson, were sent to deal with it. Harrison and Dowland rendered the bomb harmless. Dowland performed a similar action on a trawler in the Humber in June 1940.
for conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in circumstances of exceptional danger.