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Offline eileenb

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Fire Officer Boston 1941/42
« on: Friday 05 May 17 10:03 BST (UK) »
A contact is compiling a database of firemen who served WW11 and is struggling to identify the following

F. F. Carter understood to be the Chief Fire Officer at Boston 1941/42 and later believed to have been seconded to the Admiralty to run the brigade in Gibraltar in 1942.  He is understood to have remained with the fire service on his return. 

That is the full extent of the information he has.

Any assistance in identifying this gentleman or any information at all on the fire brigade in Gibraltar at that time would be gratefully received.
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Re: Fire Officer Boston 1941/42
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 May 17 11:04 BST (UK) »
"Mr. Frederick Freestone Carter was appointed sub-officer to the Boston Fire Brigade in December, 1938. He came to the town from the Wembley Brigade, being concerned in the earlier stages of the re-organisation of that body."

(Lincolnshire Standard, 6 September 1941, page 5)

He was born in Southend circa 1910

No UK newspaper mentions after December 1941 when he is seconded to the Admiralty for service in Gibraltar.

His name appears in New South Wales electoral rolls 1954-1968
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Fire Officer Boston 1941/42
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 May 17 11:21 BST (UK) »

Wonderful, that should get him started.

Thank you so much.
Hampshire -  Lewis & Mitchell & Hutchins
Lancs - Tattersall & Dillon
Wilts - Vockins, Chapman, Alexander
Fairground Travellers - Dillon Family

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Re: Fire Officer Boston 1941/42
« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 May 17 11:29 BST (UK) »
Born 31 Jan 1910 (1939 register)
Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days alive.

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Re: Fire Officer Boston 1941/42
« Reply #4 on: Friday 05 May 17 11:39 BST (UK) »
Thank you GeoffE.  Just found that although I couldn't quite make out the date.
Hampshire -  Lewis & Mitchell & Hutchins
Lancs - Tattersall & Dillon
Wilts - Vockins, Chapman, Alexander
Fairground Travellers - Dillon Family