Fireman Lewis George Gattrall of Shanklin Fire Brigade passed away on 29 April 1943.


Lewis was the son of James and Elizabeth, born in St Helens in 1873. He married Ada in 1897 and served in the brigade from the late Victorian era until November 1920.

He was always in the brigade's drill competition teams, often with success. Despite his age his death was premature, precipitated by injuries sustained in an air raid a few months before.

Rest in peace Fireman Gattrall.