Corps of Canadian Firefighters-Wimbledon

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Reference WMO/292448


Telegraph Public House

Telegraph Road

Putney Heath


SW15 3TU


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Metal Plaque with a floral emblem of Canada Fire fighters at the top and the AFS [Auxiliary Fire Service] Badge at the bottom. Attached to fence in pub garden.
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In memory of/three members of the corps of/ (civilian) Canadian fire fighters:/ Fireman J.S. Coull (Winnipeg)/who died as a result of enemy action/when a V1 flying bomb fell on part of/Wildcroft Manor, adjacent to this site/on 3rd July 1944,/ also/ section leader A. Lapierre (Montreal)/who died in a road accident in Bristol/on 30th April 1943,/and/section leader L.E. ("Curly") Woodhead (Saskatoon)/who died while training in Hampshire/ on 16th June 1944./ The corps of (civilian) Canadian fire fighters/comprised 406 firefighters who volunteered to assist/the National Fire Service in the defence of Britain/between 1942 and 1944./ These men were stationed in the four port cities of/Southampton, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Bristol/and their headquarters were located at/10-14 Inner Park Road, Wimbledon.

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