Casualty details

VALLENTIN, JOHN FRANKS

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
07/11/1914
Age:
32
Regiment/Service:
South Staffordshire Regiment
 
1st Bn.
Awards:
V C, Mentioned in Despatches
Panel Reference
Panel 35 and 37.
Memorial
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Son of Lucy Vallentin, of 116, Albert Place Mansions, Battersea Park, London, and the late Grimble Vallentin.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 29073, dated 16th Feb., 1915, records the following:- "For conspicuous bravery on 7th Nov., at Zillebeke. When leading the attack against the Germans under a very heavy fire he was struck down, and on rising to continue the attack was immediately killed. The capture of the enemy's trenches which followed was in a great measure due to the confidence which the men had in their Captain, arising from his many previous acts of great bravery and ability."

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YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
Belgium
Locality:
West-Vlaanderen

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