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  • Richard Pyatt commemorated on the family headstone in Nottingham General Cemetery.
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of Abraham and Ellen Pyatt. In 1911 they lived at 56 Mapperley Road and later 'Eversley' Magdala Road (both Mapperley Nottingham). A memorial service to Richard was held at the Nottingham Methodist Mission (Albert Hall) on Sunday evening, 24 October 1915.
In 1911 he was employed as a lace warehouseman. Educated at Nottingham High School. Attended the Nottingham Central Methodist Mission (Albert Hall). Member University College Nottingham OTC
13 Oct 1915
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Lieutenant
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
The Regimental History records the following: “At this time [8 pm on 13th] the Adjutant, Lieut R G Pyatt, went across no man’s land to the Redoubt to ascertain how matters were progressing; alas he had not gone far when he was killed. A most efficient and able Officer and an excellent Adjutant. His death was a great loss to the Battalion.”
Nottinghamshire Archives (Acc 7978 Location T007D), miscellaneous papers of Rev H Gifford Oyston, Nottingham Methodist Mission (Albert Hall). 'In Memoriam' booklet Lt RG Pyatt, including a photograph, two letters from Lt Col A Brewill, 7th (Robin Hood) Bn, an account of the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt from the Nottingham Guardian, October 17th 1915 and a tribute by Rev Gifford Oyston, ‘spoken from an overflowing heart’, at a memorial service at the Albert Hall on Sunday evening, October 24th 1915. Nottingham General Cemetery family headstone: In loving memory. Lieut Richard Goodwin Pyatt, Adjutant 1/7 Robin Hoods/Battn Sherwood Foresters, killed in action October 13th 1915 when leading his men in the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt, buried in Vermelles Cemetery. ‘O blest communion, fellowship divine, we feebly struggle, they in glory shine, yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia!' [from the hymn, 'For all the saints who from their labours rest']
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  • Richard Pyatt commemorated on the family headstone in Nottingham General Cemetery.
    Photo Rachel Farrand - Richard Pyatt commemorated on the family headstone in Nottingham General Cemetery.
  • The Pyatt family headstone in Nottingham General Cemetery.
    Photo Rachel Farrand - The Pyatt family headstone in Nottingham General Cemetery.
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Richard Goodwin Pyatt - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. Courtesy of Murray Biddle