St Peter ad Vincula: Tower of London, London, England
'Erected in Memory of Captn Valentine Pyne late Mr. Gunner of/England Second Sonne of George Pyne of Currymallett, in ye/County of Somerset Gent who following ye Footstepps of his Father/& in loyale obedience to his Sovereigne trayled a pike: under the/Command of his Father in ye last expedicon at Cadiz in ye yeare 1625/and ye year 1627 in ye expedition at ye Isle of Rhe after that betook himself/to his Maies Fleet where he served at Sea till the late unhappy/Rebellion, & during that Rebellion in his late Maies Service at Land./After whose death he voluntaryly followed ye comand of Prince Rupert/for ye space of XV yeares both in his expedicons at sea & in ye Warrs/of Germany till his now Maies happy Restauracon since wch tyme hee/Comanded some of his now Maies Shipps in the first Warr against ye Dutch/& in Recompence of his faithfull service his Matie was graciously pleased to/elect him Mr. Gunner of England in wch Capacity hee departed this life (wch/hee ledd single) the last daye of Aprill Anno Dni 1677 And in ye XXVIIIth/Year of his Majesties Reigne aged 74 Yeares./Vndaunted Hero whose aspireing mind/As being not willing here to bee confind/Like birds in cage, in narrow Trunk of Clay/Entertained Death and with it soar'd away/Now hee is gone why should I not Relate/To a future Age his Valour, Fame and Fate/Iust, Loyal, Prudent, Faithful, such was hee/Natures accomplished worlds Epitomie /Proud hee was not and though by Riches tryd/Yet virtue was his safe his surest guide/Nor can devouring Tyme his rapid Jawes/Ere eat away those Axioms hee made Lawes'
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North wall close to the organ
1665-1667 Second Anglo-Dutch War
Date of Death: 30/4/1677
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master gunner
Bibliography: Lieutenant Colonel J.H. Leslie 'Monuments and Memorials of Soldiers in the London City churches', 'Journal for the Society for Army Historical Research' vol. vi, p.178-180 (1927).