Mariner Edward Robert Pitt of Wivenhoe.
L-r, Margaret Ann Emma pitt (mother), Joyce Pitt (Daughter), Edward Robert Pitt, John Pitt (Son), Nellie Edith Mountford (sister). Photo taken in 1944 outside Buckingham Palace after Edward was presented with the D.S.M.
Edward was born at no.4. Colne terrace , Park Road in 1898, he lost 2 brothers in the First World war.
Edward was an Officer in the Royal Naval Reserves and retired in 1937.
Edward married Ethel May Chamberlain. in 1924.
His brother Charles James Pitt was killed in France in 1915, and his other brother Arthur John Pitt was killed aboard H.M.S. Raglan in Turkey 1918