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Carter Lane / Sermon Lane (EC4)
Blitz, the National Firefighters Memorialthe men and women of the Fire Service who gave their lives to defend the country during the Second World War
John W. Mills
Sculpture depicting three firemen, a sub-officer and two branch-men, working as a team to put out a fire. The sub-officer is based on Cyril Demarne, fire officer in the Second World War and initiator of the monument. The two branch-men are based on a photograph taken in Cannon Street in 1941.
The sculpture stands on an octagonal plinth, wich shows reliefs of two female firefighters. Originally, the plinth carriend the names of 1,027 firefighters who had died. In 2003 the plinth was doubled in height and 1,192 names were added of firefighters who died in action during peacetime.
OF THOSE FIREFIGHTERS WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
DEFENCE OF THE NATION
this monument was commissioned
sculptor: john w mills arca frbs
the united kingdom
HRH The Princel Royal
this memorial was unveiled
The original concept for this memorial was that of
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