Plaque unveiled for Northern Ireland firefighters killed by building collapse

A plaque has been unveiled for two Northern Ireland firefighters who died in the line of duty. The plaque was unveiled close to the 51st anniversary of their deaths, on Sunday, 20 November 2022. Leonard McCartney and Lexie Wylie were killed…

Plaque unveiled for Stoke firefighter who died fighting the Blitz

A plaque for a firefighter who was killed during the Blitz has been unveiled. Edwin James Booth was a Stoke firefighter who was deployed to fight fires in Coventry on 14 November 1940. He was injured, along with several members…

Firefighter’s son remembers his father at 50th Anniversary of Maryhill Road, Glasgow fire

Stephen McGill was only nine years old when his firefighter dad died in the line of duty. His father, Adrian McGill, was tackling a fire on Glasgow’s Maryhill Road. On 18 November 1972, crews were called out to a fire…

Plaque unveiled for Scottish firefighter who died in the line of duty
A plaque has been unveiled for a Scottish firefighter who died in the line of duty, on the 44th anniversary of his death. On 29 October 1978 Firefighter Alexander (Sandy) Drummond of Inveraray Fire Station lost his life fighting a…
Plaque unveiled for ‘extraordinarily brave’ firefighter who died in line of duty over 100 years ago
A plaque has been unveiled for a Sale firefighter who died in the line of duty in 1909. Superintendent John Johnson Hunt, aged 65, was fighting a fire at the Brooklands Hotel in Sale when a portion of the roof…
Plaque unveiled for London firefighter killed in hotel fire over 65 years ago
A plaque has been unveiled for a firefighter who was killed in the line of duty. Leading Firefighter Frederick Charles Willoughby, of Twickenham, was overcome by fumes whilst fighting a four-hour fire in the basement of the Royal Palace Hotel…
Plaque unveiled for Manchester firefighter who died in the line of duty
A plaque was unveiled on 14 May for a Manchester firefighter who died in the line of duty, close to the anniversary of his passing. John Ogden, a father of two, sustained injuries falling from a fire engine, which was…
Plaque unveiled for Wimbledon firefighter who died in line of duty
A plaque to commemorate a Wimbledon firefighter who died in the line of duty was unveiled on 28 April, close to the anniversary of his death and close to where the incident took place. Anthony Marshall was just 26 years…
Plaque for tragic firefighter unveiled on 30th anniversary
A new plaque has been unveiled to commemorate a firefighter who died trying to save a young woman and child. Malcolm Kirton was aged 38 when he died fighting a fire at a large furniture and carpet store in Gainsborough,…
Forgotten firefighter remembered with plaque after 50 years
A plaque has been unveiled in memory of a fallen firefighter, after a fellow firefighter uncovered details of his life and passing nearly 50 years after he passed away. Wilfred McLaughlan was attending a fire in a factory when the…

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