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07 Feb 1898
Raymond Selwyn was born on 7th February 1898 and was the son of James Evans a builder and contractor and Hannah Sophia Whyatt nee Anthony of 'Lyndhurst', Church Drive, Hucknall. His father James Evens Whyatt was born in 1855 in Hucknall and his mother Hannah Sophia Anthony was born in 1858 in Hucknall, they were married in 1878 , their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 8 children , who were : Frank b1881 Radford, Ethel b1883 Radford, Harold b1885 Radford, William Anthony b1887 Radford, Annie b1889 Radford, Percy b1892 Hucknall, Dorothy May b1895 Hucknall and Raymond Selwyn b1898 Hucknall. In the 1911 census the family are living at Lyndhurst, Church Drive Hucknall and are shown as James Evans Whyatt 56 yrs a retired builder and contractor, he is living with his wife Hannah Sophia 53 yrs and their children William Anthony 24 yrs an assistant estate agent, Annie 22 yrs an assistant teacher, Dorothy May 16 yrs a clerk and Raymond Selwyn 13 yrs a scholar, also at the address is Lilian Shepherd 20 yrs from Mansfield she is employed as a domestic servant. Raymond left £260 12s & 2d to his father in his will.
Attended Queen Elizabeth School from 19/09/1910 to July 1915.Also attended the Inns of Court, London.
13 Oct 1918
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Second Lieutenant
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10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Second Lieutenant Raymond Selwyn Whyatt M.C joined the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps in October 1916 , he was gazetted to Second Lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment in April 1917 and served with the British Expeditionary Force from December 1917. He was killed in action on 13th October 1918 at Neuvilly and was buried at Montigny Communal Cemetery, Nord France grave reference C 4 . Military Cross Citation: "for conspicuous gallantry and good leadership in the advance when troops on his left flank were held up he led his patrol, under intense machine-gunfire, and established touch with them. He then returned and skilfully led his company forward and occupied a position covering the threatened flank. He showed splendid coolness and initiative."
His brother Captain Percy Whyatt, M.C. was commissioned Second Lieutenant and served with 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment. he was promoted to Lieutenant in May 1916 and to Captain in April 1917. He served with the British Expeditionary Forces from August 1915. He was killed in action on 18th October 1917 and is buried in Menin Road South Cemetery.(grave ref III.L.3)
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