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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shepway
Town
Hythe
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16134

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Current location

West wall of north transept
St Leonard's Church
Oak Walk
Hythe
Shepway
Kent
CT21 5DN
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 16150 34910
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A rectangular brass plaque on a marble back plate. An engraved double border with alternate stylized flowers. The recessed Gothic lettering.
Inscription
To the Glory of God / and in loving Memory of my dear son / CAPTAIN J. F. VALLENTIN V C / 1st South Staffordshire Regiment. / only son of the late Grimble Vallentin and / grandson of Colonel John Finnis. / Killed in action at Zillebeke near Ypres / on November 7th 1914, aged 32 years. // I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT. / I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE. / I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH. // II. TIMOTHY. CHAP. 4. VERSE. 7.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Valentin, J F
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Relatonship, rank, forenames, surname decoration, regiment, relationships,manner of death, place of death, date of death, age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Relatonship, rank, forenames, surname decoration, regiment, relationships,manner of death, place of death, date of death, age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 330mm, width 530mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 370mm, width 570mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Monuments to Courage: Victoria Cross Headstones and Memorials by David Harvey p.296 Photo of plaque on wall.

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