In Loving Memory

This site is dedicated to the 34 Firemen and Women who sadly lost their life at The Old Palace School, St. Leonard’s Street, Poplar, London on that fateful night of the 19th/20th April 1941.

Those that sadly lost their life are listed below and this site is dedicated to their memory to ensure that their sacrifice is forever remembered.

AFS Firewoman Winifred Alexandra Peters – London Fire Brigade aged 39, of Canton Street, Poplar, London

AFS Firewoman (Telephonist) Hilda Dupree – AFS London aged 21, of Warwick Road, Walthamstow, Essex.

AFS Fireman Percy Charles Aitchison – AFS Beckenham aged 27, of Copse Avenue, West Wickham, Kent.

AFS Fireman Ronald Mark Bailey – AFS Beckenham aged 25, of Links Road, Tooting.

AFS Fireman Alan Charles Barber – AFS Beckenham aged 26, of Fairford Close, Shirley, Croydon, Surrey.

AFS Fireman Earnest Reginald Beadle – AFS Beckenham aged 32, of Birkbeck Road, Beckenham.

AFS Fireman Kenneth John Bowles – AFS Beckenham aged 30, of Beckenham Road, West Wickham, Kent.

AFS Fireman John Coleman Barrell – AFS London aged 35, of North Street, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

AFS Fireman Patrick Joseph Campbell – AFS London aged 31, of Bannister House, Homerton

AFS Fireman Harry John Carden – AFS Beckenham aged 29, of Mounthurst Road, Hayes, Bromley, Kent.

AFS Fireman Robert John Deans – AFS Beckenham aged 28, of The Grove, West Wickham, Kent.

AFS Fireman Frank James Endean – AFS Beckenham aged 36, of Aviemore Way, Beckenham, Kent.

AFS Fireman Cecil Farley – AFS Beckenham aged 43, of Linden Leas, West Wickham, Kent.

AFS Fireman George John Joseph Hall – AFS Beckenham aged 30, of Warwick Road, Anerley, Kent.

AFS Messenger Bertie James Frederick Harris – AFS London aged 17, of Brabazon Street, Poplar, London

AFS Fireman Leslie Thomas Healey – AFS Beckenham aged 32, of Greenview Avenue, Shirley, Surrey.

AFS Despatch Rider Ernest Herbert Henly – AFS London aged 19, of Grange Cottage, Silver Street, Kinton Langley, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

AFS Fireman Sydney Bartholomew Jones – AFS London aged 31, of Harrogate Road, Hackney.

AFS Fireman Albert Victor Kite – AFS Beckenham aged 36, of Village Way, Beckenham, Kent.

AFS Fireman John Francis Mead– AFS London aged 29, of Christie Road, Hackney.

AFS Fireman Vernon Joseph Middleditch – AFS London aged 31, of Hunters Lane, Darlington, Co. Durham.

AFS Fireman Alfred Edward Minter – AFS Beckenham aged 46, of Aylesford Avenue, Beckenham, Kent.

AFS Fireman Norman Richard Charles Mountjoy – AFS Beckenham aged 30, of Ash Grove, West Wickham, Kent

AFS Fireman Frederick George Parcell – AFS Beckenham aged 32, of Love Lane, South Norwood, Surrey.

AFS Fireman Martin Charles Parfett – AFS Beckenham aged 31, of Pickhurst Rise, West Wickham, Kent.

AFS Fireman William Charles Plant – AFS Beckenham aged 26, of Sultan Street, Beckenham, Kent.

AFS Fireman Cyril Bertram Porter – AFS London aged 31, of Clinton Road, Forest Gate, Essex.

AFS Fireman William Thomas Rashbrook – AFS London aged 36, of Chatsworth Road, Clapton.

AFS Leading Fireman Leonard Roots – AFS Beckenham aged 31, of Avenue Court, Avenue Road, Anerley, Kent.

AFS Fireman Albert Alfred Saville – AFS London aged 35, of Harrowgate Road, Hackney.

Station Officer Richard William Sinstadt – London Fire Brigade aged 46, of Beccles Drive, Barking, Essex.

AFS Fireman Edgar William Vick – AFS London aged 38, of Eden Way, Beckenham, Kent.

AFS Leading Fireman Walter John Woodland – AFS Beckenham aged 41, of Links Way, Eden Park, Beckenham, Kent.

AFS Leading Fireman Herbert Charles Wotton – AFS Beckenham aged 30, of Upper Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent.

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