IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name George Werdell
Agency La Grange Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter [Unknown]
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 8/29/1925
Cause of Death Vehicle collision
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City La Grange
Incident State IL
Incident Date 8/29/1925
Incident Location Store/Office
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On August 29th, 1925, Firefighters Walter Busch and George Werdell of the La Grange Fire Department died in the line of duty.

On August 29th, the La Grange Fire Department responded to a fire at a small real estate office at Gilbert and Hillgrove.

The fire engine was struck at Ashland and Burlington by a train, killing both Werdell and Busch.

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