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#1 Julian Dawson

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:35 PM

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?

#2 steve fuller

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 09:44 PM

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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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:00 AM

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

A search of this forum will turn up plenty.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE (steve fuller @ Jul 27 2006, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 11:36 AM

http://1914-1918.inv...i...15&hl=fryat

Thread about him.
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#6 Julian Dawson

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:50 PM

Thanks everyone. I knew I could rely on you guys. smile.gif

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE (Julian Dawson @ Jul 27 2006, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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Posted 03 October 2006 - 04:07 PM

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

#9 Maurice

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:45 PM

Was he brought home in the same railway truck as Edith Cavell and the body of the unknown warrior?.
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (Maurice @ Nov 13 2006, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:22 PM

Capt Fryatt Was A LOcal Hero To Harwich
His Family Lived In Harwich And The Local Hospital Was Named After Him

www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:28 PM

The Local Hospital Was Named After Him


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

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