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Re(6): WW1
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Well done Des Sinclair who has stepped up to the plate and has found this out about Pte Valente
15th February 1916 the 10th (Service) Bn LF's were with 52nd Bde, 17th (Northern) Div in the Ypres
area. A platoon was sent by the 10th Bn to a place called The Bluffs, South-East of Ypres on the
Comines Canal, at 1530hrs the Germans bombarded the area, causing the platoon to take
cover in a tunnel, formerly a German mine gallery, by 1745hrs the British front parapet had
been demolished, a mine was detonated by the Germans burying the platoon sheltering in the
tunnel, killing all but three men, a platoon sent to replace the men buried were all killed and the
Bluff was captured by the Germans.

Pte Valente could have been in either of them two platoons, but, I suspect he was one of those
killed in the mine blast, his body was not recovered and his name is on the Menin Gate Memorial.

5320 Pte Frederick Valente,
'A' Coy 10th Bn LF
DOD: 15 Feb 1916
Age: 31
Son of Antonia and Palmer Valente of Astley Arms, Great Ancoats St, Manchester; husband of Annie
Valente, 18 Buckley St, Rochdale Rd, Manchester.
Thank you Des

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