Personal info

  • Name: Alfred ABLETT
  • D.O.B: 3rd Aug, 1830
  • D.O.A: 2nd Sep, 1855
  • D.O.D: 12th Mar, 1897
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, Guards Brigade, 1st Division
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Before Sevastopol, Russia 2 September 1855

2 September 1855

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The Crimean War 

The Russians continued to bombard the Allied trenches as these advanced ever closer to their lines. Private A Ablett, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, saved many lives when he threw over the parapet a live Russian shell that had landed close to an ammunition store.


 On the 2nd September, 1855, seeing a shell fall in the centre of a number of Ammunition-cases and Powder, he instantly seized and threw it outside the trench; it burst as it touched the ground. 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 24 February 1857. 24 February 1857, Numb. 21971, p. 657

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