Firemen Remembered

In London alone over 400 firemen and women died between 1939 and 1945. Thousands more were injured physically or emotionally and carried the scars of their wartime service for the rest of their lives.
Not all who died were casualties of war but for those who perished in the line of duty Firemen Remembered is working to create a lasting memory in the form of commemorative plaques in places where deaths or injuries that later resulted in death, occurred.
It is difficult to imagine that places we pass every day are the sites of distant trauma and loss, yet such memories are potentially a very powerful and significant part of the spiritual and social history of the Capital. Unless these incidents are recorded now, we believe that the memories will fade and the nature of the sacrifices behind the names will be forgotten. Through research and commemoration we hope to locate these memories permanently in the communities to which they belong.

http://www.firemenremembered.co.uk/memorials.html

In memory of the 13 London firemen and women and 21 Beckenham firemen killed on the night of 19th April 1941 when a bomb destroyed the old school being used as a sub-fire station. This is the largest single loss of Fire Brigade personnel in English history.

Old Palace School, St Leonards Road, Poplar E14, London, United Kingdom

In memory of Auxiliary Firewoman Yvonne Green who died near this site killed by enemy action on duty with four others as Firewatchers at Chelsea Old Church on the night of 16th/17th April 1941.

opposite Chelsea Old Church, Old Church Street, London, United Kingdom

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In memory of Twelve London Firemen who lost their lives protecting the district of Chelsea in peacetime and war.

Chelsea Fire Station, Kings Road SW3, London, United Kingdom

In memory of eleven London Auxiliary Firemen, a Sub Officer of the London Fire Brigade and five Mitcham Auxiliary Firemen, killed by enemy action while relaying water from the basement of the demolished Surrey Theatre, which stood on this site and was then in use as an emergency water supply, to fires at the Elephant and Castle on the night of 10th/11th May 1941

St George's Circus, Elephant & Castle SE1, London, United Kingdom

In memory of nine members of the West Ham Auxiliary Fire Service and one West Ham Fireman who died as a result of enemy action while on duty at Gainsborough Road School then in use as Sub Fire Station 16, when the school suffered a direct hit from a high explosive bomb on the night of 8th/9th December 1940

Gainsborough Road School, West Ham E6, London, United Kingdom

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In memory of Auxiliary Fireman Albert Edward Arber who served under Station 32 Bow and who died as a result of enemy action buried by falling masonry at the junction of St Stephens Road and Athelstane Grove on the night of 19th/20th March 1941 when a high explosive bomb demolished two houses near this site

Athelstane Grove, Bow, London, United Kingdom

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In Memory of Auxiliary Fireman Abraham Lewis who died from injuries received when called to incendiary fires at Trinity House on the night of 10th/11th May 1941

Trinity House, Trinity Square EC3, London, United Kingdom

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In Memory of Auxiliary Firemen Stanley Harold Randolph and Harry Richard Skinner who died from injuries received as a result of enemy action near this site on the night of 16th/17th April 1941, while serving under Station 73 Euston.

Tavistock Square, London, United Kingdom

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In memory of thirty Beckenham Auxiliary Firemen who died as a result of enemy action in 1941

Beckenham Fire Station, Beckenham Road BR3, London, United Kingdom

In memory of six members of the London Auxiliary Fire Service who died on this site as a result of enemy action on the night of 16th/17th November 1940 when the Old Wandsworth Fire Station received a direct hit from a high explosive bomb.

Wandsworth Fire Station, West Hill, Wandsworth, SW18 1RL, London, United Kingdom

In memory of three members of the Corps of Canadian Fire Fighters Fireman J.S.Coull (Winnipeg) who died as a result of enemy action when a VI flying bomb fell on part of Wildcroft Manor, adjacent to this site on 3rd July 1944 also Section Leader A. Lapierre (Montreal) who died in a road accident in Bristol on 30th April 1944 and Section Leader L.E. ("Curly") Woodhead (Saskatoon) who died while training in Hampshire on 16th July 1944 The Corps of Canadian (Civilian) Firefighters comprised 406 firefighters who volunteered to assist the National Fire Service in the defence of Britain between 1942 and 1944. These men were stationed in the four port cities of Southampton, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Bristol and their Headquarters were located at 10-14 Inner Road Wimbledon

The Telegraph Public House, Telegraph Road, Putney Heath, SW15, London, United Kingdom

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In memory of fifteen members of the Auxiliary Fire Service killed by enemy action in World War II near this site on the night of 9th/10th September 1940

Poplar Fire Station, East India Dock Road, London, United Kingdom

In memory of District Officer Charles Pearson of the London Fire Brigade who died from injuries received at 100 Sidney Street near this site during the Siege of Sidney Street on 3rd January 1911

Sidney Street, London, United Kingdom

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In Memory of Auxiliary Firewomen Joan Fanny Bartlett and Violet Irene Pengelly who died on this site as a result of enemy action on the night of 18th/19th September 1940 when the school then in use as sub fire station 35U (Millwall) received a direct hit from a high explosive bomb. In Memory also of 24 members of the ARP Civil Defence Services who died with them

St Lukes C of E Primary School, 91 Saundersness Road, London, E14 3EB, London, United Kingdom

In Memory of Auxiliary Fireman Sidney Alfred Holder who died as a result of injuries received from a collapsing wall while fighting fires on this site in World War II on the night of the City Blitz 29th/30th December 1940

Shoe Lane EC4, London, United Kingdom

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In memory of thirteen members of the London Auxiliary Fire Service, killed by enemy action while on duty on this site, then in use as Sub-Fire Station 86W, on the night of 6th November 1940. Fm Victor Baldessarre, Fm Victor Harold Legg, Fm Henry Herbert Butcher, Fm Eric Dudley Lewis, Fm Walter Henry Childs, Fm John James Lewis, Fm Percy Crane, Fm Victor Michaelson, Fm Stanley George Du Vergier, Fm Oliver James Steele, Fm George Alfred Hickey, Fm Stanley Robert Stevens, Fw Marjorie Winifred Davies

Henry Cavendish School, Hydethorpe Road, Balham, London, United Kingdom