New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 1919|
Boston Fire Historical Society~
Jan 15, 1919 3rd Engineer George Layhe, 37 Engine 31 (Fireboat)
The Molasses Tank explosion, he died from injuries when the quarters were destroyed. He was pinned and crushed by furniture and the large pool table. Several other firefighters were injured, 19 other people were killed and 40 injured. 2 alarms from Box 1234 (Commercial opposite Foster Street) sounded at 1240 hours and the 2nd alarm at 1245 hours and 1 alarm Box 1211, (Washington Street North & Endicott Streets) sounded at 1253 hours, Engineer Layhe had 8 years of service. Engine Co. 31 had to move to temporary quarters, foot of Lewis Street with Engine Co. 47 in East Boston.
Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum
Plot: Path C, So St Anthony Ave, Lot 27 East.
Created by: Big Ern
Record added: Dec 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44987042