Civilian Samuel Ball was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. He lived with his wife Isabella Ball at 47 Harcourt Drive, Belfast at the time of the Luftwaffe attack on the city.
He was the son of Joseph Ball and Sarah Ann Ball of Cargycreevy, Ballynahinch, Co. Down. Samuel Ball died on 17th April 1941 aged 66 years old at Mater Infirmorum Hospital, Belfast. He sustained injuries on 16th April 1941 at 47 Harcourt Drive, Belfast. A funeral service took place at 1200hrs on 20th April 1941 from Messrs. Thomas Johnston’s Rest Room, 43 Bedford Street, Belfast.
1st December 2020
Harcourt Drive in the Oldpark area of North Belfast sustained heavy damage as Luftwaffe bombers attacked the city on the night of 15th-16th April 1941.
30th November 2020
Following the aerial raids on Belfast by the Luftwaffe in April and May 1941, many patients received treatment at the Mater Infirmorum Hospital.