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Memorial details

Memorial type
Panelling
District
Lambeth
Town
Lambeth
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Dr J L Martin
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 April 1956
    Attended by: MAJOR GWILYM LLOYD GEORGE MP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 April 1956
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12161
Current location

In Memorial Hall
London Fire Brigade's former Headquarters
8 Albert Embankment
Lambeth
Lambeth
Greater London
SE1 7SP
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30530 78760
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two wooden wall panels, each with eight columns of names painted in white on the inside. On the wall in the recess created by two panels is a mounted brass relief of St Paul's surrounded by flames and smoke, and a bronze sculpture of three firemen in action. Floor has a map of Greater London and brass plaque (see WMR 56711).
Inscription
(On wall behind sculpture): IN MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN/ OF THE LONDON CIVIL DEFENCE REGION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR (On panels): KILLED IN THE COURSE OF DUTY (NAMES) (On brass floor plaque): ON THE OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR II THE REGULAR FIREMEN OF THE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE AND OF THE/ OTHER FIRE BRIGADES OF THE LONDON CIVIL DEFENCE REGION WERE JOINED BY THE MEN & WOMEN OF/ THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICES WHO AHD ENROLLED FOR WARTIME SERVICE./ EACH BRIGADE RETAINED ITS OWN IDENTITY BUT ALL WORKED SIDE BY SIDE TO FIGHT THE FIRES CAUSED/ BY GERMAN BOMBING DURING THE BLITZ OF 1940-1941./ ON THE CREATION OF THE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE IN AUGUST 1941 THESE BRIGADES WERE COMBINED TO FORM/ THE FIRE DEFENCE OF THE LONDON REGION AND FOUGHT THE LATER INCENDIARY, FLYING BOMB & ROCKET ATTACKS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Boardman, A W
Briggs, E
Chandler, A E
Conabeer, F
Couch, H D
Eaton, F C B
Edmonds, F L
Edmonds, J S
Hamilton, W
Hawkins, C N
See details for all 24 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 300
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 300
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,additional
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,additional
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
Sculpture 'The Fireman's Blitz' was presented by CT Demarne, former Chief Fire Officer of West Ham, and added to memorial in the mid 1980s. Aug.2007 agreement for sale of building to developers Native Land, with condition that the memorial hall is retained. May 2011: Native Land proposal to convert building into 265 flats was rejected.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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