"Lieutenant Alfrid Valentine, was born in 1858, son of the Reverend William Valentine, Vicar of Whixley, Yorkshire. He entered the Royal Navy in 1871; became a Lieutenant in 1882; served in the Boadicea in the Zulu War in 1879, gaining the Medals, and was in command of the Osprey's boats when on detached service for the suppression of the slave traffic in the Red Sea; Zanzibar, Mafic Chan Common Islands, and East Coast of Arabia in 1883. In 1887-88 he took part in the Yonnie Expedition, being in command of the Naval Brigade assisting in the capture of Rohari, Rorrietto, and other towns, gaining the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 9 March 1888]: "Francis Alfrid Valentine, Lieutenant, Royal Navy". He also received the Medal with clasp. Lieutenant Valentine died on the 22nd August 1897.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)"