Project Roll Call

John J. Geswell

John J. Geswell

  • Lieutenant
  • Boston Fire Department
  • Massachusetts
  • Age: 40
  • Year of Death: 1964

Fire Lieutenant John J. Geswell, age 40, of the Boston Fire Department, lost his life along with 4 others, on October 1, 1964, during a collapse while fighting a vacant 4-story factory fire at 34 Trumbull Street.


This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.

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Memorial Wall

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