‘CAVELL VAN’ HON­OUR FOR HERO CAP­TAIN

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His­toric SECR ‘Cavell van’ No. 132 is to visit Har­wich to mark 100 years since the repa­tri­a­tion of the body of GER steamship cap­tain Charles Fry­att.

Fry­att was cap­tured and ex­e­cuted by the Ger­mans in July 1916 for at­tempt­ing to ram a U-boat. His body was re­turned to Bri­tain on July 8 1919 and con­veyed from Dover to Lon­don in the ‘Cavell van’ which also trans­ported the repa­tri­ated re­mains of Nurse Edith Cavell and the Un­known War­rior.

The lug­gage van, which is based at the Kent & East Sus­sex Rail­way, will be on dis­play at the Mayflower Her­itage Cen­tre in Ge­orge Street, Har­wich, from July 5-14 2019, co­in­cid­ing with the an­niver­sary of Fry­att’s burial in Dover­court, Har­wich.

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