Plaque

Faust and Meere - E2

Erection date: 1/12/2017

Inscription

Honouring the bravery and sacrifice of Billy Faust and Adam Meere of Whitechapel Fire Station who gave their lives in the line of duty on Bethnal Green Road, London.

From FBU: "The first memorial plaque to honour the lives of firefighters who were killed in the line of duty will be unveiled ... tomorrow (December 1). This important first memorial, ..., is part of a series to be funded by the Firefighters 100 Lottery. ... the Red Plaque Scheme ...  to commemorate those who have been killed on duty. The FBUs good causes lottery, launched one year ago, will fund a number of other memorial plaques around the UK in the coming months. The Firefighters 100 Lottery will benefit a whole range of good causes."

Site: Faust and Meere - E2 (1 memorial)

E2, Bethnal Green Road, Museum Gardens

This plaque is about a third of a mile to the east of 419 Bethnal Green Road, the site of the 2004 fire. From 2017 East London Advertiser: "Fire crews from Whitechapel and Bethnal Green hold an annual minute’s silence at 8am every July 20 outside 419 Bethnal Green Road, which remains derelict 13 years on."

2021: Building still looks unoccupied.

This memorial is only a few yards away from another memorial to people who died in a fire trying to save others, a hundred years earlier: the Denman fountain.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Faust and Meere - E2

Subjects commemorated i

Bill Faust (Billy)

Died with Adam Meere in a fire in Bethnal Green, which started in the basemen...

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Adam James Meere

Died while fighting a fire with Bill Faust, see there for details. Born in no...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Faust and Meere - E2

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Fire Brigades Union

From their website: "The FBU is one of the UK’s oldest specialist trade union...

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