Ventnor Fire Brigade c 1905

Ventnor Fire Brigade in about 1905.  The young lad second from the right is  John ‘Jack’ Jenkins, who at the time of this photograph was the brigade’s call-boy. He was killed in action in Palestine with the IW Rifles on 2 November 1917.  The photograph, which belongs to the Isle of Wight Fire Brigades Federation, has a full list of the names in the picture, as follows: ‘By the horses’ – Mr Milligan and son, posting master. Back Row; Billy Atkins (driver), Bob Spencer, Harry Grey, Frank Beavis, Arthur Young. Middle Row; Jim Wheeler, George Pearson,  Harber, Bill Bannister. Front Row; Stan Harber, Foreman Charlie Jenkins, Captain Pearson, Bill Pearson, Tom Coleman (caretaker), Jack Jenkins (call boy), Harry Humphreys (caller).