Wulbern, Bessie Constance BEM


War Service:
Bessie Wulbern

She was awarded the BEM with Annie Wilkins of Cressingham Road, Lewisham, who was also with the Auxiliary Fire Service.

They stayed on alone at the ATS sub-station in Bush Road, Bermondsey after it had been set alight by incendiary bombs and continued to relay messages and direct fire crews to where they were needed. When ordered to leave they thumbed a lift to Deptford Fire Station, where they attended blinded and burned firemen who were laid out on the floor awaiting ambulances.

Location of Memorial:
Lewisham Shopping Centre Mural


How we went to war by Lewis Blake [LBL]

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