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Leading Fireman David James Chalmers

The Firefighters Memorial Trust In Memoriam Book

Brigade: AFS - Beckenham

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Memorial Tribute by: Firefighters Memorial Trust

Date added: 27 Feb 2016

Brigade: AFS - Beckenham

Died: 16 April 1941

Age: 31

Location Died: Courts Down Road, corner of Wickham Road, Beckenham, Kent

Cause of Death: Injuries resulting from enemy action

Current Fire Authority: Kent

Beckenham Fire Station

Fragments of bomb that exploded close to towing vehicle pierced the petrol tank and enveloped the vehicle in flames

Firemen R Beacon, D Chalmers and S Hudders also died

Fireman C Taylor awarded George Medal for his attempts to rescue other crew members

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