Re-enactment of the court martial of Lieutenant Edwin Dyett
16 Sep

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have had to rebook the speaker planned for this month to next March, but I have arranged for something a little different for our next meeting on the 16th September.

On the 5th of January 1917, Royal Naval officer Lieutenant Edwin Dyett of Nelson Bttn RND was shot at dawn for desertion, one of only three officers to suffer this fate during the First World War. 

After a short talk about his life by Len Sellers, we will re-enact the court martial, I will need a few volunteers to take part in the proceedings and the rest of you will act as the jury, so please bring along a pen, paper will be provided.

Members of the Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome to attend. We ask for a modest £3 donation on the door to assist in covering room charges and speaker expenses. The Club's licensed bar is available for use by all attending our meetings.

Any new visitors will be assured of a welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

 

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
16 Sep 2019 20:00