Group    From 21/3/1991 

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 in the line of duty during World War Two by the erection and maintenance of a memorial statue and the staging of an Annual Service of Remembrance.

In the year 2000 it was agreed that the statue should become a national memorial dedicated to all members of the Fire and Rescue Service across the United Kingdom and a new base was added to accommodate the additional names.

On 4 October 2010 HM The Queen granted a Royal Charter to the then re-named ‘Firefighters Memorial Trust’ that led to a ceremonial standard being designed in July 2011. HRH The Princess Royal attended a dedication ceremony at which she presented the Royal Charter and the ceremonial standard to the Trust.

It continues to organises an annual Service of Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial on the 2nd Sunday in September.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Firefighters Memorial Trust

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National Firefighters memorial

Two figures in the sculpture are based on a photograph, “A relief crew dampin...

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Sidney Sims

Sidney Sims

One of five fire-watchers killed on the night bombs fell on Chelsea Old Church and the surrounding area. Optical lens maker at Gregory Bottley & Co. Had been with the firm since leaving school....

Person, Emergency Services

War dead non-military, WW2
1 memorial
Charles Arthur Clutterbuck

Charles Arthur Clutterbuck

Member of the ARP/Civil Defence Services - stretcher bearer. Andrew Behan has kindly provided this research: Charles Arthur Clutterbuck was born on 8 May 1908 in Millwall, the youngest of the nine...

Person, Emergency Services

War dead non-military, WW2
1 memorial
A. Lapierre

A. Lapierre

Canadian firefighter, a section leader from Montreal. Died in a road accident in Bristol. Andrew Behan has kindly provided this research: Section Leader Alfred Lapierre was born on 19 January 1893...

Person, Emergency Services, Canada

War dead non-military, WW2
1 memorial
Thomas Charles Aldsworth

Thomas Charles Aldsworth

Auxiliary fireman killed in an air raid on Poplar

Person, Emergency Services

War dead non-military, WW2
1 memorial
Stn. O. Jack Fourt-Wells

Stn. O. Jack Fourt-Wells

Jack Fourt-Wells was born on 4 May 1911. He married Winifred Elsie Seward (1916-1993) and their marriage is recorded in the 2nd quarter of 1939 in the Pancras registration district. The 1939 Englan...

Person, Emergency Services, Tragedy

1 memorial