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First name
Date of death
Captain VC
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VALLENTIN, Captain, JOHN FRANKS, V C, 1st Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment. 7th November 1914. Age 32. Son of Lucy Vallentin, of 116, Albert Place Mansions, Battersea Park, London, and the late Grimble Vallentin. Panel 35 and 37 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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