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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Eastleigh
Town
Eastleigh
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Maker
Les Johnson (ARBS), Vokes and Beck of Winchester
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 August 1995
    Attended by: Chief Fire Officer Malcolm Eastwood, Mary Connor, Doris Carslaw, Betty Jones and Bob Tanner
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12th August 1995
    Attended by: Very Revd. Trevor Beeson, Dean of Winchester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2669
Current location

To the right of the main entrance to the fire station
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters
Leigh Rd
Eastleigh
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 9SJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 44216 19494
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Firefighter with hose, accompanied by plaque.
Inscription
THE FOURTH ARM OF DEFENCE/THIS STATUE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED IN THE AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE AND NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. FOLLOWING THEIR EFFORTS DURING THE BLITZ OF OUR NATION'S MAJOR CITIES AND TOWNS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER OF 1940/41, THE PRIME MINISTER, WINSTON CHURCHILL, REFERRED TO THEM AS "THOSE HEROES WITH GRIMY FACES." LATER, IN A LETTER TO THE HOME SECRETARY ON 8 JANUARY 1945, HE SAID "...THEY ARE A GRAND LOT AND THEIR WORK MUST NEVER BE FORGOTTEN." THE HAMPSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE SALUTES THEM/THEY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN/SCULPTOR: LES JOHNSON/ 12TH AUGUST 1995
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £22,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
Reference
  • Basingstoke & North Hampshire Gazette - Friday 18th August 1995
  • The Daily Echo Tuesday 15th August 1995

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