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Re: The Largest ever loss of Life for The London Fire Brigade
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 24 April 21 20:51 BST (UK) »
I have managed to obtain some additional photographs which I have now added to the story. The story is now fully updated.

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« Reply #10 on: Sunday 25 April 21 14:24 BST (UK) »
You have certainly put a lot of work into this, congratulations !

This will be of interest to others who are also researching all the people who lost their lives at that sad event.

Not everyone googles their ancestors names but I give it a try sometimes, it`s surprising what you can link to !

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« Reply #11 on: Sunday 25 April 21 16:58 BST (UK) »
You have certainly put a lot of work into this, congratulations !

This will be of interest to others who are also researching all the people who lost their lives at that sad event.

Not everyone googles their ancestors names but I give it a try sometimes, it`s surprising what you can link to !


Thanks Billy, I am hopeful that over time, if I share this online, that maybe some descendants of those that sadly died at this tragic incident, will get in touch. Google can be wonderful sometimes, I googled my great grandfathers name, John Edwin Barnes, who died at Gallipoli in WW1, only to find that he was actually mentioned in a book! So you never know!
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« Reply #12 on: Friday 07 May 21 21:12 BST (UK) »
The East London Advertiser ran a small article on this to commemorate the 80th Anniversary

https://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/80th-anniversary-of-32-firemen-killed-during-blitz-7936062
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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 18 May 21 22:17 BST (UK) »
The anniversary was also covered, with emphasis on the Beckenham AFS, in a half page article in the Bromley News Shopper of 24th April 2021:
https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=caf6a69f-4040-4a1a-a458-7b1ca83149ae&pnum=3

You may need to register (free) to view this. I'm not sure how long it will remain online, so if interested, download the page from the menu at top right.

I have photographs of the original reports in the 1941 Beckenham Journal.

The Beckenham men all have blocks of flats, or in one case a road, named after them.
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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 19 May 21 08:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Chris,

Thanks very much for this link, I have registered and downloaded the newspaper article, much appreciated.

I had no idea about the street names, I will have a look into that.

I will send you a dm as well

Thanks again

Paul


The anniversary was also covered, with emphasis on the Beckenham AFS, in a half page article in the Bromley News Shopper of 24th April 2021:
https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=caf6a69f-4040-4a1a-a458-7b1ca83149ae&pnum=3

You may need to register (free) to view this. I'm not sure how long it will remain online, so if interested, download the page from the menu at top right.

I have photographs of the original reports in the 1941 Beckenham Journal.

The Beckenham men all have blocks of flats, or in one case a road, named after them.
https://chiddicksfamilytree.com

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Re: The Largest ever loss of Life for The London Fire Brigade
« Reply #15 on: Monday 31 May 21 21:46 BST (UK) »
The anniversary was also covered, with emphasis on the Beckenham AFS, in a half page article in the Bromley News Shopper of 24th April 2021:
https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=caf6a69f-4040-4a1a-a458-7b1ca83149ae&pnum=3

You may need to register (free) to view this. I'm not sure how long it will remain online, so if interested, download the page from the menu at top right.

I have photographs of the original reports in the 1941 Beckenham Journal.

The Beckenham men all have blocks of flats, or in one case a road, named after them.


Hi Chris, I have tried to reach you by message, but would love to speak to you about these original photographs if I can, thanks Paul
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Re: The Largest ever loss of Life for The London Fire Brigade
« Reply #16 on: Monday 31 May 21 22:45 BST (UK) »
When in London I try to visit the memorial near St Paul's to London fire brigade members who lost their lives in WW2.
The female fire fighters are listed, too. I hope that your great aunt is commemorated there.What a brave and lovely lady she must have been.

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« Reply #17 on: Monday 31 May 21 22:49 BST (UK) »
When in London I try to visit the memorial near St Paul's to London fire brigade members who lost their lives in WW2.
The female fire fighters are listed, too. I hope that your great aunt is commemorated there.What a brave and lovely lady she must have been.

Thank you for your kind words, my great aunt is commemorated on the memorial along with all the brave firefighters who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
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