Second Lieutenant Raymond Selwyn Whyatt
Second Lieutenant Raymond Selwyn Whyatt

Army Number : n/a

Battalion : 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Awards : M.C. (Military Cross)

Born at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire 7th February 1898. Son of James E. And Hannah S. Whyatt, of "Lyndhurst," Church Drive, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. Educated at Mansfield Grammar School and joined the Inns of Court OTC in October 1916. He was gazetted Second Lieutenant Sherwood Foresters in April 1917, went to France in December 1917 and was killed in action near Neuvilly, France,13th October 1918. He was awarded the M.C London Gazette 2nd December 1918 " For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership in an advance. When the troops on his flank were held up, he led a patrol under intense machine gun fire 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 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment. also fell in the Great War.

Buried/Commemorated : Montigny Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Row C, Grave 4.

Montigny Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Photograph of name not yet obtained. Grave picture not yet obtained.

Second Lieutenant Whyatt is also commemorated on the following war memorials:-

St. Mary Magadalen Church War Memorial, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

Titchfield Park War Memorial, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

Titchfield Park War Memorial, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

Queen Elizabeth Boys' Grammar School, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.