Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Honored Allies Wednesday: Alfred E. Sephton (United Kingdom)

"Petty Officer Sephton was Director Layer when H.M.S. Coventry was attacked by aircraft, whose fire grievously wounded him.  In mortal 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" 

From PO Sephton's Victoria Cross citation, awarded on November 28, 1941.

May you be at peace,

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