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Fourt-Wells + Stocking Smithfield war memorial + firemen

Plaque: Fourt-Wells + Stocking

Erection date: 23/1/2018

Inscription

Honouring the bravery and sacrifice of Jack Fourt-Wells and Richard Stocking of Clerkenwell Fire Station who gave their lives in the line of duty at the Smithfield Market fire, London, 23rd January 1958.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the fire this plaque was unveiled, on one of those temporary easel things (looks like a flip-board stand covered in velvet cloth), and was not in place on the building when we first visited in April 2018, but it was up by early March. The railings are probably listed which complicates the job of attaching a plaque.

Site: Smithfield war memorial + firemen (2 memorials)

EC1, Grand Avenue, Smithfield Market

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Fourt-Wells + Stocking

Information Subjects commemorated

Smithfield Market Fire, 1958

On 23 January 1958, a fire broke out in the basement of Union Cold Storage Co...

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Stn. O. Jack Fourt-Wells

Jack Fourt-Wells was born on 4 May 1911. He married Winifred Elsie Seward (19...

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Fireman Richard Daniel Stocking

Richard Daniel Stocking was born on 19 November 1926, the third of the five c...

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Fourt-Wells + Stocking

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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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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Fourt-Wells + Stocking

Information Also at this site

Smithfield war memorial

This memorial was first installed in 1921 for WW1. In 2005 it was refurbished...

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