To the memory of James Braidwood superintendent of the London Fire Brigade, who was killed near this spot in the execution of his duty at the great fire on 2 June 1861. A just man and one that feared god, of good report among all the nation.
(upper plaque) Honouring the bravery and sacrifice of Stephen Maynard of Poplar Fire Station who gave his life in the line of duty in Limehouse Basin, London. 25th January 1980
(lower plaque) In memory of Leading Fireman Stephen Maynard, who tragically lost his life fighting a fire aboard the M. V. Rudi M, berthed in Limehouse Basin on 25 January 1980.
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority
London Fire Brigade