William Hutchinson

William Hutchinson died alongside several other family members at 261 York Street, Belfast on 16th April 1941 as the Luftwaffe attacked the north of the city.

Civilian William Hutchinson was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. He lived with his wife Sarah Hutchinson, daughters Lily Hutchinson, Sadie Hutchinson, Rita Hutchinson and May Hutchinson, and son Martin Hutchinson at 261 York Street, Belfast at the time of the Luftwaffe attack on the city.

He was the son of the late John Hutchinson of Upper New Row, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry. The Hutchinson family moved to Belfast from Ballycarry, Co. Antrim where William established a paint and wallpaper business at 261 York Street, Belfast. The family lived above the shop where they took shelter during the Easter Raid. The shop became engulfed in flames killing all those inside.

William Hutchinson died on 16th April 1941 aged 40 years old at 261 York Street, Belfast. His grave is in Ballycarry New Cemetery, Bridgend Road, Ballycarry, Co. Antrim. A funeral service took place at 1400hrs on 20th April 1941 from Messrs. Melville and Co. Ltd., Townsend Street, Belfast.

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