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Offline afsrochester

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Re: Kemp Brothers Fire - Rainham
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 13:48:37 »
Please see my reply to jerryteale's posting under "Fire Service War Heroes" topic.

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Re: Kemp Brothers Fire - Rainham
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2013, 11:01:34 »
My father, John Teale, who passed away earlier this year, lived in Rochester at the start of WW2. At 17 years of age he joined the Rochester AFS on 23rd September 1940. I have a few pieces of memorabilia which I would be happy to share. I remember him talking about fighting a fire at a 'gas works' during the blitz. Please can you advise me on how I might find out more about my Dad's wartime experiences. I am trying to put together a record of these for our family.

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Re: Kemp Brothers Fire - Rainham
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 12:44:15 »
Thanks a lot afsrochester :)


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Re: Kemp Brothers Fire - Rainham
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 12:17:50 »
Hi Merc! :)

All I could find out was that the fire was in 1917 and the photograph of the brigade in the boilerhouse. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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Re: Kemp Brothers Fire - Rainham
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 19:49:07 »
Ok, I received that one. Many thanks :)

Thanks afsrochester :) I'll post if I find out anything.

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Re: Kemp Brothers Fire - Rainham
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 19:33:30 »
Sorry Bryn Clinch, I can't find your PM.

I`ve re-sent it! Can`t think where the first one went.

Edit. Can`t find any indication that this one has `gone`either.

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Re: Kemp Brothers Fire - Rainham
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 19:25:37 »
Hi Merc :)

If you can find the date of the fire, I might be able to turn up something, but it might take some time.

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Re: Kemp Brothers Fire - Rainham
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 18:20:08 »
Sorry Bryn Clinch, I can't find your PM.

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Re: Kemp Brothers Fire - Rainham
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 14:18:31 »
PM sent!

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Kemp Brothers Fire - Rainham
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 11:51:23 »
I've had these two photo's shown to me by someone looking for information on the fire. I was told they were of Kemp Brothers, Builders, Joiners, Saw mills, Station Road, Rainham.

Does anyone have any info on the fire please?

 

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