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VC989   Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter

Name    Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter   No.      ELECTED BY BALLOT

VC Issue No.   989   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Captain

Rank End Of Career   Vice-Admiral

Place Of Birth   Barnes, South West London, England

Place Of Death   St Briavel's House, near Lydney, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Buried/Location Ashes   Coney Hill Crematorium, Coney Hill Road, Gloucester, England

Cremated   Coney Hill Crematorium, Coney Hill Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   29 December 1955

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Coniferous Path

Gazetted   23 July 1918

VC Presented   31 July 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Slate Memorial, St Briavel's Parish Church, St Briavels, Gloucestershire

P  Carpenter Road, Plymouth, Devon

By The Way…

He, like his father, was awarded a medal for saving life at sea. His father won the Albert medal, while Alfred won the Bronze Medal of the Royal Humane Society.

VC Held By

I.W.M. /Lord Ashcroft Collection



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VC 988
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BORN     17 September 1881  

DIED   27 December 1955  AGE   74

VC Won   22-23 April 1918   AGE  36

Place VC Won    Zeeburgge, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War