Civilian Robert Belshaw was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. He lived with his wife Rebecca Belshaw at 56 Shankill Road, Belfast at the time of the Luftwaffe attack on the city.
The couple ran a Butcher’s Shop and on 18th April 1941, days after the raid, Rebecca Belshaw was advising customers where they could continue to pick up their supplies. Robert Belshaw died on 16th April 1941 aged 43 years old at 56 Shankill Road, Belfast. Robert Belshaw’s grave is in Section B1, Grave 4 of Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down. A funeral service took place at 1530hrs on 20th April 1941 from Messrs. Thomas Johnston’s Rest Room, 43 Bedford Street, Belfast.
3rd December 2020
Bombs fell on Shankill Road in the west of the city of Belfast on the night of 15th-16th April 1941 resulting in the death of local butcher Robert Belshaw.
30th November 2020
Dundonald Cemetery in Co. Down is the resting place of many victims of the Belfast Blitz who died as a result of the Luftwaffe raids of April and May 1941.