Casualties of the Docks Raid

On 7th-8th April 1941, the Luftwaffe attacked the city of Belfast causing the deaths of a relatively low number of casualties mainly in the docks and shipyards.

8th April 1941

Commonwealth War Graves casualty lists give 8th April 1941 as the date of death of the following.

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Thomas George Bell

Firewatcher Thomas George Bell of 2 Beit Street, Belfast died on 8th April 1941 as bombs fell on the shipyard of Harland and Wolff Ltd. during the Docks Raid.

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John Esdale

72-year-old Civilian John Esdale of 41 Bristol Street, Belfast died on 8th April 1941 as bombs fell on Harland and Wolff Ltd. shipyard during the Docks Raid.

Daniel Fee

Belfast Harbour Commissioners’ Firewatcher Daniel Fee was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. He lived with his wife Mary Fee...

Thomas Gardener Ferguson

Civilian Thomas Gardener Ferguson was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. He lived at 7 Primrose Avenue, Bangor, Co. Down at...

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Samuel Hoy Gowan

Firewatcher Samuel Hoy Gowan of 26 Castleview Road, Belfast died on 8th April 1941 as bombs fell around the Pollock Dock area of the city during the Docks Raid.

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Alexander McIlwrath Hagans

Firewatcher Alexander McIlwrath Hagans of 41 Harland Street, Belfast died on 8th April 1941 as the Luftwaffe attacked Harland and Wolff Ltd. in the Docks Raid.

Brice Harkness

Firefighter Brice Harkness of Lismoney, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone died on 8th April 1941 when a Luftwaffe Parachute Mine exploded in the Milewater Road area.

Peter Jones

Gunner Peter Jones of Scotland was one of the first fatalities of the Belfast Blitz when his Anti-Aircraft Gun misfired during the Docks Raid on 8th April 1941.

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James Stanley Kyle

James Stanley Kyle of 40 Hillview Avenue, Belfast died on 8th April 1941 aged 23 years old as the Luftwaffe bombed Harland and Wolff Ltd. in the Docks Raid.

Joseph Lambert

Civilian Joseph Lambert was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. He lived at 57 Rowland Street, Belfast at the time of the...

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Archibald “Archie” McDonald

Firefighter Archibald "Archie" McDonald of 80 Percy Street, Belfast died on 8th April 1941 when a Luftwaffe Parachute Mine exploded in the Milewater Road area.

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John Patience

John Patience of 128 Limestone Road, Belfast died on 8th April 1941 aged 60 years old as the Luftwaffe drops bombs on Harland and Wolff Ltd. in the Docks Raid.

William Martin Pollock

Firewatcher William Martin Pollock of 22 Collyer Street, Belfast died on 8th April 1941 as Luftwaffe bombs fell in the city's docklands during the Docks Raid.

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Hugh John Stewart

Hugh John Stewart of 2 Legane Street, Belfast died on 8th April 1941 aged 48 years old as bombs fell on Harland and Wolff Ltd. shipyard during the Docks Raid.

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Casualties following the Docks Raid

The following died as a result of injuries sustained during the Docks Raid of the Belfast Blitz on 7th-8th April 1941.

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Thomas Savage

Firewatcher Thomas Savage of 98 Haypark Avenue, Belfast died on 20th April 1941 following the 8th April 1941 bombing of Harland and Wolff during the Docks Raid.

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