Wilfred Nelson

Wilfred Nelson

Wilfred lost his life in the line of duty on the 5th March 1955. His Red Plaque was presented on the 2nd October 2021.

Wilfred was attending a fire at Wellington Mill, Chew Valley in Greenfield, Greater Manchester when he tragically fell to his death as the fourth floor of the mill collapsed. He left behind a young son and a wife.

Today, Wilfred is fondly remembered by his family, friends, and brothers and sisters in the FBU. The Plaque’s unveiling event was attended by his family, representatives of the FBU, Area Manager Carlos Meakin and firefighters from Mossley Community Fire Station. The Red Plaque is located at the Greenfield Tesco on Chew Valley Road, near the location of Wilfred’s death.


Photo credits: Ed Burrows

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