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Alfred Ablett
Birth: Aug. 3, 1830
Weybread
Suffolk, England
Death: Mar. 12, 1897
London
Greater London, England

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Weybread, Suffolk, England, he served as a Private in the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards of Foot, British Army. During the seige at Sebastopol, Russia, on September 2, 1855, when a burning shell fell in a trench and two cases of ammunition which could have exploded, Private Ablett jumped into trench. He seized the shell and threw it over the parapet where it exploded without hurting anyone in his unit. For most prestigious bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and later achieved the rank of Sergeant. After leaving the Grenadier Guards, he joined the police department and became an Inspector at the Millwall Docks Isle of Dogs, in London. He died at age 67 in London, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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St Andrew Churchyard
Weybread
Mid Suffolk District
Suffolk, England
 
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Record added: Jun 29, 2005
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