Remembered Today:

Julian Dawson

27th July 1916

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90 years ago Captain Charles Fryat, of the liner "Brussels", was court-martialled and shot by German authorities in Belgium for attempting to ram a German submarine. An intriguing tale. Does anyone know any more?

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Isnt he the guy who there was an uproar about & who was awarded a gallantry medal? On a memorial in Southend or somewhere similar? Sure I saw a programme on him, so I imagine a google would come up trumps Julian?

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Member Regulus 1 has done a lot of work on Capt. Fryatt.

A search of this forum will turn up plenty.

Kath.

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Isnt he the guy who there was an uproar about & who was awarded a gallantry medal? On a memorial in Southend or somewhere similar? Sure I saw a programme on him, so I imagine a google would come up trumps Julian?

he is buried & has a memorial in Dovercourt Cemetery near Harwich - He also has a memorial on Liverpool St station in London

Chris

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Thanks everyone. I knew I could rely on you guys. :)

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90 years ago Captain Charles Fryat, of the liner "Brussels", was court-martialled and shot by German authorities in Belgium for attempting to ram a German submarine. An intriguing tale. Does anyone know any more?

I have a photo of his grave but I do not know where it is my father took it, the story he told me was that as you say with the addition that he was captured at a later date and was only identified as the person who rammed the sub when they found a watch in his possesion given to him by the ship owners and inscribed with the event

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FRYATT, CHARLES ALGERNON

Initials: C A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Master

Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine

Unit Text: S.S. "Brussels"

Age: 43

Date of Death: 27/07/1916

Additional information: Son of Charles and Mary Fryatt; husband of Ethel Fryatt, of 42, Oakland Rd., Dovercourt. Born at Southampton.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: DOVERCOURT (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

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Was he brought home in the same railway truck as Edith Cavell and the body of the unknown warrior?.

Mo

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Was he brought home in the same railway truck as Edith Cavell and the body of the unknown warrior?.

Mo

I know they brought him by train from Bruges (where he was killed) to Antwerp.

Then by ship to the UK. (you can see some of my pics in another topic).

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The Local Hospital Was Named After Him

And the Pub in Parkeston!! And what about Fryatt Avenue?

Ray

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