Civilian Elias Jones Boyd was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. He lived with his parents Hugh Thomas Boyd and Charlotte R. Boyd, and brother Hugh Boyd at 8 Percy Street, Belfast at the time of the Luftwaffe attack on the city.
Elias Jones Boyd died on 16th April 1941 aged 15 years old at Percy Street, Belfast. Elias Jones Boyd’s grave is with his brother Hugh Boyd in Carryduff Presbyterian Church, Carryduff, Co. Down. A funeral service took place at 1500hrs on 20th April 1941 from his grandmother’s house at 7 Blackwater Street, Belfast.
16th April 1941
Hugh Boyd and his brother Elias Jones Boyd died on 16th April 1941 as Luftwaffe bombs fell on Percy Street during the Easter Raid of the Belfast Blitz.
During the Easter Raid of the Belfast Blitz, bombs fell on Percy Street, Belfast. Several locals died as a result including some in a Public Air Raid Shelter.
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Carryduff Presbyterian Church, Carryduff, Co. Down