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Sir Eyre Massey Shaw

Sir Eyre Massey Shaw

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Death 25 Aug 1908 (aged 79–80)
Burial Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 10629 · View Source
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Captain. Superintendent of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (now renamed the London Fire Brigade), and its predecessor, the London Fire Engine Establishment, from 1861 to 1891. He introduced modern firefighting methods to the Brigade, and increased the number of stations. He was a well-known socialite and a personal friend of the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII. A firefighting outfit was always kept ready at Charing Cross Fire Station in case the Royal heir chose to firefight. When the Fire Brigade was taken over by the London County Council in 1889, he disagreed with the administration and resigned in 1891. He was knighted by Queen Victoria on his last day of service. (Information provided by Julia & Keld).


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  • Maintained by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10629
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Eyre Massey Shaw (1828–25 Aug 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10629, citing Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .