|THE HEADSTONE OVER THE GRAVE OF MAJOR GENERAL HENRY FOOTE VC IN ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD, CHILTINGTON, WEST SUSSEX, HAS BEEN REFURBISHED.|
|5 May 2021|
|The headstone marking the burial plot of Major General Henry Foote VC, in St Mary's Churchyard, West Chiltington, West Sussex, although of sturdy construction, had discoloured badly since Henry Foote's death in November 1993.
The grave and the stone has now been cleaned and refurbished by local man Steve Davies bringing the marker back to its original state when erected.
|Henry Foote's headstone:
before and after
|For the award of the Victoria Cross.
[ London Gazette, 18 May 1944 ], Battle of Knightsbridge, Libya, 27 May to 15 June 1942, Major ( T / Lieutenant Colonel ) Henry Robert Foote, Command 7th Royal Tank Regiment.
For outstanding gallantry during the period 27th May to 15th June 1942.
Henry Foote was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George VI at Buckingham Palace on 12th December 1944.
Iain Stewart, 5 May 2021