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VC1180    Alfred Edward Sephton

Name   Alfred Edward Sephton   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1180   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Petty Officer

Rank End Of Career   Petty Officer

Place Of Birth   30 Collier Street, Warrington, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   In sick bay of HMS 'Coventry', north of Alexandria, Egypt

Buried/Location Ashes   At sea, off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt


Date Buried/Cremated   19 May 1941

Headstone        Plot/Grave no.  Returned Soldier's League Section

Gazetted    2 December 1941

VC Presented   23 June 1942, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Portsmouth Naval Memorial (panel 46, column 2), Clarence Esplanade, Hampshire

P  Red Granite Memorial, St John's in the Square, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

P  Memorial Plaque, War Memorial, Memorial Park, Coventry, West Midlands

P  Memorial Plaque by tree, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Sephton Close, Gosport, Hampshire

By The Way…

His Victoria Cross was stolen in 1982 from Coventry Cathedral, and has never been recovered

VC Held By




VC 1179 VC 1181
VC 1179
VC 1181

BORN    19 April 1911

DIED   19 May 1941   AGE   30

VC Won   18 May 1941    AGE    30

Place VC Won   South of Crete, Mediterranean

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War