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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Tendring
Town
Harwich
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56291
Current location

Fryatt Hotel & Bar
65 Garland Road
Harwich
Tendring
Essex
CO12 4PA
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 23808 32155
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Public House and hotel named in memory of Captain Charles Fryatt, Merchant Navy, who was executed in Bruges, Belgium on 27 July 1916. In each hotel room there is an information book giving details of his exploits and death.
Inscription
Fryatt Hotel & Bar The information page-A little bit of/History/The Fryatt Hotel & Bar has been trading from 1887 as the Garlanld [sic] named after Squire/Garland who sold land to the Great Eastern Railway to build the Quay and village.// The ground floor was a smoking room, with a long bar and at the rear a function room. The/first floor had ten bedrooms and a dressing room. In 1907 an assembly room and offices were/added to the Hotel.// The pub and guesthouse was renamed Captain Fryatt in 1985 after Captain Fryatt, master of/the S.S. Brusssels. In 1915. whilst sailing from Parkeston, his ship was accosted by a German/Submarine near the Maas Lightship.// Fryatt disregarded the signal to stop and steered straight for the submarine which escaped by/diving. In 1916, steaming back to England from the Hook of Holland, the Brussels was/captured by a torpedo-boat flotilla and were taken to Zeebrugge. Fryatt was tried by the/Germans or [sic] his actions and shot the same day.// He was only the second British civilian to be executed during the war; the other was nurse/Edith Cavell, who was shot on the morning of 12 October 1915.// The body of Captain Fryatt was finally laid to rest in the graveyard of All Saints Church, Upper/Dovercourt, Harwich where it overlooks the harbour. The inscription on the headstone reads:// 'In Memory of Captain Charles Algernon-Fryatt, Master of the Great Eastern Steamship/Brussels. Illegally executed by the Germans at Bruges on 27 July 1916'.// Recently [in 2019] the pub and guesthouse has been renovated and additional rooms have been/added as well as refurbishing it's bar and introducing a new menu.// We welcome you to the Fryatt Hotel & Bar, Harwich.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Fryatt, Charles Algernon
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Commemorations
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service, rank, manner of death, date of death, place of death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Building
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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