The Auxiliary Fire Service was formed in 1938 as part of the Civil Defence Service and was superseded in August 1941 by the National Fire Service.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
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
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
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...
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
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Died: 18/4/1873, 148 years ago
Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Science, Germany
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