To Bear Our Unknown Warrior
The Most nlikely Hero who features in “This England” Summer 201 , Captain Charles Fryatt, was indeed, as your article says, brought from Dover to Charing Cross by special train.
Not only was the train special, but the wagon in which the co n was transported to London was also special. The prototype of its class, it was built for the South Eastern and Chatham Railway, numbered 132. nown as the Cavell Van, it was used to convey all three martyrs from Dover to London Nurse Edith Cavell, May 15, 1919 Captain Charles Fryatt, uly , 1919 and the nknown Warrior, November 10, 1920.
Withdrawn from service in 1946, Van 132 was discovered in storage at Hoo unction, purchased and delivered to the ent and East Sussex Railway at Tenterden in 1992.
It was then restored to its original condition by people who were unaware of its historical significance until they found its records.
It is now used in house displays at events of national importance in which it took part.
Hence the appearance of Van 132 outside the Forum Civic Centre in Norwich throughout October 2015 as part of the activities commemorating the life and legacy of Nurse Edith Cavell. n hon lo s shi