Plaque

Soho Fire Station - King's Cross fire

Inscription

To commemorate the valiant actions of all fire-fighters who were involved in fire-fighting and rescue operations at the Kings Cross Fire Disaster on 18 November 1987.

Station Officer, C. J. Townsley, the officer in charge of Red Watch at Soho Fire Station, heroically gave his life whilst attempting to rescue a seriously injured member of the public.
The Trustees, Kings Cross Disaster Fund

From Emergency we know that this plaque was erected on or before 19 July 2017.

Site: Soho Fire Station (3 memorials)

W1, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho Fire Station, 126

These plaques are all inside and normally inaccessible but, for the 2018 Pride in London Soho fire station held an open day and we took our opportunity.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Soho Fire Station - King's Cross fire

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Colin J. Townsley G.M., Station Officer

The officer in charge of Red Watch at Soho Fire Station. Died trying to rescu...

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Soho Fire Station - Clermont

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