|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||11/13/1904|
|Cause of Death||Fall|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On November 12, 1904, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman William Cleary of Engine 10 was fatally injured while fighting a fire aboard the freight steamer Gordon Campbell, which was docked at Chicago’s south pier. Cleary fractured his skull when he fell through a hatchway into the boat’s hold. Cleary was transported to Samaritan Hospital, but he died from his injuries the following day, November 13.
“Firemen Injured in Vessel Fire,” Chicago Daily Tribune, November 13, 1904.