Depiction of the Siege of Sebastopol
|Born||August 3, 1830|
|Died||March 12, 1897(aged 66)|
|Place of birth||Weybread, Suffolk|
|Place of death||Poplar, London|
|Buried at||St Andrew's Churchyard, Weybread|
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Alfred Ablett VC DCM (3 August 1830 – 12 March 1897) was an English Crimean War recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 2 September 1855 during the siege of Sebastopol, Crimea, a burning shell fell into a trench containing two cases of ammunition. Private Ablett at once realising the danger to which all were exposed, seized the shell in his hands and threw it over the parapet, where it immediately exploded as it touched the ground, but not a man was touched.
He later achieved the rank of sergeant.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Grenadier Guards Regimental Headquarters, Wellington Barracks, London, England.
- Burial location of Alfred Ablett Weybread Suffolk
- Location of Alfred Ablett's Victoria Cross Guards RHQ, Wellington Barracks, London
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