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l a fire. Aftera very long experience he believed this was
the greatest act of bravery ever shown by any fireman in
the world. The Coroner said he felt sure the jury would
unanimously agree with Captain Shaw in his estimate
of the courage of the deceased. In his opinion the cool,
dauntless bravery displayed by Lee was a thousand times
more noble than the valour of a soldier in the battle­{ield,
where martial music and the other accessories of strife
were an incentive to bravery. It was another instance
of a pure and unhesitating self-sacrifice at the call of duty.
E The jury, cordially endorsing the remarks of the learned
Q Coroner, returned a verdict of " Accidental Death," and
presented their fees to the sister of the deceased.
I Lee had only been in the Brigade eighteen months, but
Q had been already promoted to the First Class.
He was accorded a public funeral in Abney Park Cemetery
on August zoth.
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