|CAPTAIN GEORGE MALING'S GRAVE AND HEADSTONE IN CHISLEHURST CEMETERY, KENT, HAS BEEN CLEANED AND REFIRBISHED.|
|7 April 2021|
|Although of rigid construction the impressive stone marker over the grave of Captain George Maling VC, Royal Army Medical Corps, in Chislehurst Cemetery, Kent, had been badly neglected and covered in moss and leichen and the text on the upright marker was badly disfigured.
The grave and headstone has now been cleaned and refurbished by local man Steve Davies bringing the whole burial plot back to an impressive condition.
before and after
|For the award of the Victoria Cross.
[ London Gazette, 18 November 1915 ], Fauquissant, France, 25 September 1915, T / Lieutenant George Allen Maling, Royal Army Medical Corps ( att'd 12th Bn, Rifle Brigade ).
For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the heavy fighting near Fauquissart on 25th September 1915.
Captain George Maling was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on 15th January 1916.
Iain Stewart, 7 April 2021