Leadership

Editor of “Fire,” London, Passes Away

Issue 14 and Volume 75.

Editor of “Fire,” London, Passes Away G. J. Gawley, founder and editor of Fire, the English journal devoted to fire protection, died at his home in London on February 25. For the past sixteen years Mr. Gawley had devoted his whole energies to the advancement of fire prevention and the well being of the British fire service. His early education was completed by a period of training in a solicitor’s office, but he forsook the law to acquire experience with a firm of agricultural machinists. He organized the first long-distance motor transport service for general goods in Great Britain, and at that time first became interested in the engineering side of fire-fighting. In 1898 he was elected secretary of the Odiham Fire Brigade and ten years later was granted the rank of honorable chief officer. In the meantime he had received sufficient financial support to found the journal Fire. Among…

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