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SEPHTON, ALFRED EDWARD

Rank:
Petty Officer
Service No:
P/JX 130821
Date of Death:
18/05/1941
Age:
30
Regiment/Service:
Royal Navy
 
H.M.S. Coventry
Awards:
V C
Panel Reference:
Panel 46, Column 2.
Memorial:
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Alfred Joseph and Annie Sephton.

Citation

The citation in the London Gazette of 28th November, 1941, reads: Petty-Officer Sephton was director-layer when H.M.S. Coventry was attacked by aircraft, whose fire grievously wounded him. In great pain and faint from loss of blood he stood fast, doing his duty without fault until the enemy was driven off. Thereafter until his death his valiant and cheerful spirit gave heart to the wounded. His high example inspired his shipmates and will live in their memory.

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PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Hampshire

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