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Memorial to Captain Charles Fryatt (1916-17) by H.T.H. van Goldberdinge and Great Eastern Railways Memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London EC2. bronze portrait roundel mounted on marble tablet, 1.47m high x 98cm wide. Signed on the right shoulder of Fryatt within the portrait roundel: “H T H VAN GOLDBERDINGE” Ward-Jackson explains,

The man commemorated in this memorial was a merchant seaman, employed on the Great Eastern Railways’ steamers, crossing from Harwich to various ports of Holland and Belgium. In self-defence, he attempted to ram a German submarine with his steamer, the Brussels. When subsequently captured by the enemy, he was tried as a civilian aggressor, court-martialled, and shot in Bruges on 27 July 1916. [Click on images for larger pictures.]

Ceramic panel above the marble pediment of the Great Eastern Railways Memorial.

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2103.

Last modified 4 August 2111