- 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
Before Sevastopol, Russia 2 September 1855
2 September 1855
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.