The Trust is committed to the ongoing research of names that may qualify for inclusion on the Memorial and in the Book of Remembrance and other Trust records.
The Firefighters Memorial displays the names of some 2,300 members of the Fire & Rescue Service, as per the Criteria set by the Trust. These names are replicated in the Book of Remembrance maintained by The Trust.
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For historical accuracy, the records indicate the various organizational terms and rank titles used at the time of death. It should be noted that rank titles included ‘Captain’ and ‘Superintendent’ to indicate the Chief Officer and also that the term ‘Foreman’ was also used to describe a person in charge with differing indication of rank level. It is not a misspelling of ‘Fireman’ and was a term originally and, widely used by Insurance Fire Brigades. Some Brigades used the titles Lieutenant, ‘Corporal’ and ‘Sergeant’, (which could also be correctly spelt ‘Serjeant” especially during specific periods in the British Army).
It should also be noted that the information regarding the majority of names in our database was prepared by third parties and passed to the Trust as part of a general request to Fire & Rescue Services and, relevant bodies, some years ago.
At the time of original data collation, the Trust took all the information in the best belief of its accuracy and although every effort is made to compile accurate information. With the benefit of the greater availability of research databases today, some errors have been identified. The Trust is happy to consider any amendments that may be relevant and will be pleased to receive and consider any further information, which may become available.
Unfortunately, whilst amendments can be made to our electronic and paper listings, it is not possible to alter the cast bronze plates fitted to the Firefighters Memorial itself.
Republic of Ireland
The Criteria used by the Trust for including names on the Firefighters Memorial and within the Book of Remembrance, provides for the names of those members of Fire Brigades that existed in what is now the Republic of Ireland but which, during the period between 1 January 1801 and 6 December 1922, formed part of the United Kingdom.
British Overseas Territories
The Criteria used by the Trust for including names on the Firefighters Memorial and within the Book of Remembrance, provides for the names of those members of Fire & Rescue Services of the following British Overseas Territories to be included: Gibraltar, The Falkland Islands and the Sovereign base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, (Cyprus)