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Harry Errington

London Auxiliary Volunteer Fireman

 
 
Harry Errington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger, November 3, 2020
1. Harry Errington Marker
Errington was the only London Firefighter to have won the George Cross for heroism during the German Blitz of World War II.
Inscription.  

On the night of 17th September 1940 during The Blitz, at London Auxiliary Fire Station stood on this site when it was hit by a bomb

Fireman Harry Ehrengott (Errington), son of Jewish immigrants living in Soho, won the George Cross

the highest award for valour alongside the VC – when he saved two firemen colleagues from the flaming ruins of the Station

Be strong and of good courage (Joshua 1:9)
הלוא צויתיך חזק ואמץ

Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation
Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women, Stamford Hill and Hackney branch

 
Erected 2020 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 51° 31.071′ N, 0° 8.073′ W. Marker is in London, England, in Greater London. Marker is on Rathbone Place. The marker is located above the entranceway. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Rathbone Place, London, England W1T 1JQ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Hodgkin (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Mary Seacole (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Thomas Wakley (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Flying Horse (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Anthony Hope (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Charles Kitterbell (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Bedford College for Women (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Harry Errington. Harry Errington is the only London Firefighter to have won the George Cross for exceptional bravery during the Blitz and World War II. He was a Jewish British patriot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 1, 2021