West Ham Auxiliary Firemen Gainsborough Road Sub Fire Station 16

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Reference WMO/299111


Gainsborough Primary School

Gainsborough Road

West Ham

E13 3AF


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Status: On original site
Type: 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: Oval plaque with West Ham coat of arms at top and bottom and badge of the AFS West Ham above inscription. See also WMO/299110
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AFS/ West Ham/ In memory of nine members of/ the West Ham Auxiliary Fire Service/ and one West Ham Fireman/ who died as a result of enemy action while/ on duty at Gainsborough Road School,/ then in use as Sub Fire Station 16, when/ the school suffered a direct hit/ from a high explosive bomb on the night of/ 8th/9th December 1940./ (Names)

Fm Edward William Badland/ Fm Alfred Cumberland/ Fm Frederick William Dell/ Fm Albert Charles Eyre/ Fm Frederick George Gage/ Fm John Stanley Hammersley/ Fm Stanley McEwin/ Fm Harold Marriott/ Fm Arthur Murray/ Fm Walter James Palmer/ Fm

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