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Valentine Fleming

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: May 20, 1917 (35)
Picardy, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Templeux-le-Guérard, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Fleming and Sarah Kate Fleming
Husband of Evelyn Beatrice Saint Croix Rose and a Fleming
Father of Peter Fleming; Ian Fleming; Michael Valentine Paul Fleming and Major Richard Evelyn Fleming
Brother of Philip Fleming and Dorothy Hermon-Hodge (Fleming)

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About Valentine Fleming

Major Valentine Fleming, DSO was a British Conservative Member of Parliament who was killed in World War I.

Born in Fife, Scotland, Valentine was the son of wealthy Scottish banker Robert Fleming, founder of merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co. He was descended from William the Conqueror. He lived in Arnisdale House, Loch Hourn, Inverness-shire, Scotland. He was married to Evelyn Beatrice St. Croix Rose and was the father of Peter Fleming, Ian Fleming (the novelist who wrote the James Bond books), Richard Fleming, Robert Fleming and Michael Fleming.

From 1906 to 1911, the family lived at Braziers Park close to Wallingford. On election to parliament, they moved to Pitt House on Hampstead Heath in 1910. He was a Member of Parliament for Henley from 1910 to 1917. In 1914 they built a house at Arnisdale, near Kyle of Lochalsh in the Scottish Highlands.

In 1914, Valentine joined "C" Sqdn., Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars rising to the rank of Major.

Fleming was killed by German bombing in Gillemont Farm area, Picardy, France on 20 May 1917. For his service, Valentine was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

Fleming's obituary was written by Churchill. After his death, Valentine's widow, Evelyn, inherited his large estate in trust. The trust, however, cut her out in the event she ever remarried, which virtually guaranteed that she could not remarry.

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Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 25
May 28, 1908
Age 26
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
May 20, 1917
Age 35
Picardy, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France
Age 35
Templeux-le-Guérard, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France