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 John Franks Vallentin

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John Franks Vallentin

  • Birth 14 May 1882
  • Death 7 Nov 1914
  • Burial Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
  • Plot No known grave; name is listed on Panel 35 and 37.
  • Memorial ID 8043228

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, British Army. On November 7, 1914 at Zillebeke, Belgium, Captain Vallentin was leading his men in an attack against the German's trenches under very heavy fire. He was shot down as he and his men reached the German lines but rose up and continued to lead the attack. As he entered the enemy's trenches he was immediately killed, but his men succeeded in capturing all of the enemy's trenches. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on February 16, 1916.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 29 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8043228
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Franks Vallentin (14 May 1882–7 Nov 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8043228, citing Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .