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Auxiliary Fire Service / AFS

Auxiliary Fire Service / AFS

The Auxiliary Fire Service was formed in 1938 as part of the Civil Defence Service and was superseded in August 1941 by the National Fire Service. After the war the AFS was reformed alongside the C...

Group, Emergency Services

14 memorials

Keith Blakelock

Keith Blakelock

Beaten and stabbed to death by a mob during large scale rioting. Posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal. From an article in the Guardian: Constables Blakelock and Coombes were attacked ...

Person, Emergency Services, Tragedy

1 memorial

Cyril Demarne

Cyril Demarne

Born Poplar.  A firefighter in WW2 he became Chief Officer of the West Ham Fire Brigade. In 1955 he moved to Australia where he set up firefighting and safety centres in Australasia and in Beirut. ...

Person, Emergency Services, Australia

2 memorials

Charles Wesley M. Drew

Charles Wesley M. Drew

Fireman killed as a result of an air raid on Plaistow Road, E15 on 19 March 1941.  Charles Wesley Messenger Drew was born on 19 June 1913, a son of Charles Drew (1889-1964) and Ethel Drew née Mess...

Person, Emergency Services, Tragedy

2 memorials

Firefighters Memorial Trust

Firefighters Memorial Trust

Originally established as 'The Firefighters Memorial Charitable Trust Fund’ in a Deed dated 21st March 1991, it sought to commemorate the lives of those members of the Fire Service who were killed ...

Group, Emergency Services, History

1 memorial

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