Our Hero Remembered

John Geswell
John Geswell
Fire Department
End of Service: October 1, 1964
Incident Detail:

Lt. John J. Geswell, 40, came from a large family in Charlestown. He was appointed to the BFD on April 27, 1955. Upon marrying, he settled in Dorchester and was the father of three year old Denise and one year old John who went on to become a lieutenant in the BFD. He was wicked at the O'Brien Funeral Home in South Boston and laid to rest at Blue Hill Cemetery. Five Boston Firefighters were killed when the front wall of a vacant 4-story toy factory, located at 34 Trumbull Street.