Belfast City Cemetery, Falls Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Belfast City Cemetery on the Falls Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim is the final resting place of many victims of World War Two and the Belfast Blitz of 1941.

Belfast City Cemetery

511 Falls Road

Belfast

Co. Antrim

BT12 6DE

United Kingdom

Belfast City Cemetery lies on the Falls Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim. It is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the Northern Ireland capital.

Belfast City Cemetery opened in 1869. Opened by the Belfast Corporation, it sought to provide burial plots for people of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths. There are over 230,000 graves in the cemetery.

A hidden wall 10 feet high runs underground between the Protestant and Catholic graves. This separates residents of the city even after death. Among some of the more renowned burials are James Harland of Harland and Wolff and Thomas Gallaher, the tobacco baron.

Commonwealth War Graves in Belfast City Cemetery

There are 272 World War Two Commonwealth War Graves Commission graves in Belfast City Cemetery. Many others lost during the war have their names remembered on family memorials. Vandals have attacked graves in both Belfast City Cemetery and Milltown Cemetery. Anti-social behaviour in the area has been a problem.

Last NameFirst Name(s)RankDate of DeathGrave
AdairJames SinclairLieutenant7th October 1942Glenalina H-471
AllenJamesGunner5th July 1947Glenalina F1-380
ArcherEdward JamesCarpenter's Mate23rd August 1946Glenalina Y-75
ArmstrongJeannie ElizabethWren21st August 1943Glenalina P1-81
AshHorace HenryPrivate4th October 1945Glenalina BS-1
AshStanley GSteward5th May 1941Glenalina BS-2
AtkinEdwin GeorgeBombardier9th December 1941Glenalina AS-113
BalmerSamuel ThomasPetty Officer24th April 1945Glenalina T1-413
BarrettFrancis CharlesFlight Lieutenant16th March 1942Glenalina AS-121
BarrowmanHenryPrivate20th February 1944Glenalina S1-241
BellWilliam JohnBombardier25th July 1945Glenalina Q-71
BlackAlbertPrivate17th April 1946Glenalina J1-232
BlairErnestGunner8th July 1947Glenalina J1-145
BottrillCharles HenryCorporal24th September 1940Glenalina D-114
BradshawDavidGunner19th March 1946Glenalina Z-390
BrandDaniel ArchibaldFlight Sergeant20th January 1943Glenalina AS-7
BrickleyJohnGunner14th September 1947Glenalina E1-369
BronskiMatthewFireman3rd August 1943Glenalina BS-129
BrookerHerbert MontaguePrivate5th May 1941Glenalina AS-100
BrownDoreen MetaPrivate6th June 1941Glenalina BS-85
BrownHenryStoker 1st Class16th April 1941Glenalina D1-37
BrowneWilliam ThomasSergeant15th April 1941Glenalina R-119
ButlinErnestPrivate6th August 1941Glenalina AS-112
ByronJames GeorgePrivate21st August 1942Glenalina C-54
CabreyJamesGunner28th July 1940Glenalina U1-310
CalvertJohn Harold KnowlesLieutenant10th October 1940I-53
CarsonRobert JamesMarine15th February 1941Glenalina C-55
CartyDanielCarpenter18th October 1941Glenalina D-10
CasserlyNorman JamesSergeant8th April 1943Glenalina AS-13
ChapmanLeslie GeorgeSergeant11th March 1942Glenalina AS-119
ChapmanHerbert James MarriottFlying Officer8th April 1943Glenalina AS-14
ChristianLeonard CharlesPrivate5th May 1941Glenalina W-384
ClarkeJames EdwardLieutenant24th November 1943Glenalina D-26
CobbleEdward WilliamSecond Lieutenant16th April 1941Glenalina AS-94
CoburnAlfred RobertSergeant2nd September 1940Glenalina R-158
ColemanElizabeth JoyceAircraftwoman 1st Class9th November 1946Glenalina Y-29
CollardJames HenryLieutenant29th October 1940Glenalina D-115
CollinsAlfredPrivate4th January 1943Glenalina AS-5
ComishJohn Charles GriffonTelegraphist11th April 1945Glenalina BS-107
CookeGeorge MooreAircraftman 1st Class29th November 1942Glenalina S-74
CoombsFrank MundyAble Seaman15th April 1941Glenalina D-128
CorrySamuelAble Seaman16th April 1941Glenalina T1-139
CoventryDavid PrestonCorporal10th May 1947Glenalina B2-516
CraigJamesLieutenant10th May 1941G2-593
CrawfordRobertGunner13th October 1940Glenalina AS-87
CrimesSamuel GeoffreyLieutenant31st March 1945Glenalina BS-132
CromieDavidGunner1st January 1946Glenalina Y-363
CuthbertsonMary RoseLeading Aircraftwoman1st October 1943Glenalina BS-86
DarraghJoseph JohnLance Corporal21st March 1945Glenalina T-67
DaveyArthur NewtonTelegraphist31st March 1945Glenalina BS-20
DavieArthurAble Seaman20th January 1942Glenalina D-16
DavisArthur ReginaldSergeant15th May 1943Glenalina AS-19
DaweWilliam FLeading Seaman2nd June 1941Glenalina H-114
DegerlundEric Allan VictorPrivate12th January 1942Glenalina AS-115
DewarPercy Charles ThomasFlying Officer25th March 1942Glenalina AS-128
DickieGeorge HornPrivate16th January 1943Glenalina AS-6
DobinsonWilliamDriver24th July 1941Glenalina AS-111
DoddsSamuelPrivate14th August 1943Glenalina J1-552
DolanVictor Frank DouglasAble Seaman20th June 1941Glenalina D-5
DooganArthur WilliamDriver17th November 1945Glenalina Z-13
DoudsSamuelPrivate10th April 1944Glenalina Z-219
DouglasHaroldGunner18th June 1942Glenalina AS-105
DouglasJames MontgomeryFusilier6th September 1947Glenalina BZ-471
DouglasRonald Linton St. ClairCaptain26th December 1943Glenalina B-368
DouthwaiteArthur BondAircraftman 1st Class17th March 1943Glenalina S1-593
DowdsMatthew ChalmersFusilier17th December 1940Glenalina AS-90
DowdsWilliam JamesAircraftman 1st Class25th September 1940Glenalina A1-652
DriscollCharles EdwardRifleman20th July 1941Glenalina AS-110
DunleavyWilliam JamesRifleman10th April 1942Glenalina T1-411
DyerLloyd SydneySergeant5th March 1943Glenalina AS-10
Elder-DempsterAlexanderSecond Lieutenant23rd June 1941Glenalina AS-107
ElliottJohn WilliamFlying Officer16th March 1942Glenalina AS-126
EnnisRobertRifleman16th May 1946Glenalina Z-360
EvansCharles WilliamSergeant19th July 1944Glenalina AS-23
FarrHarold GeorgeAble Seaman4th August 1941Glenalina D-8
FergusonRalphGunner20th August 1941Glenalina T-285
FinneyThomasPrivate16th July 1945Glenalina Q1-298
FletcherGeorgePrivate17th December 1942Glenalina AS-4
FosterJames HendersonLieutenant Commander6th January 1945Glenalina O-81
FosterWilliamSub-Lieutenant24th November 1942Glenalina D-22
FoxSamuel PritchardGunner20th March 1942Glenalina T1-406
FoxWilliamRifleman31st December 1939Glenalina U1-214
FriendJames ThorpeTelegraphist11th April 1945Glenalina BS-106
FryAlbertLeading Seaman13th March 1941Glenalina D-124
FyffeGeorgeGunner30th May 1940Glenalina A-355
GalwayEdwardPrivate3rd August 1946Glenalina J1-50
GeppGeorge GoldingSick Berth Attendant24th August 1944Glenalina N2-546
GibbJohn AllenLeading Stoker8th February 1941Glenalina D-121
GibsonRobert TrevorSergeant12th November 1943Glenalina B-68
GibsonDonald MurrayFlight Sergeant15th May 1943Glenalina AS-17
GillandersJames AlexanderSergeant15th September 1940Glenalina D-112
GoodenoughCarlton StokesFlight Sergeant16th March 1942Glenalina AS-123
GordonDavid SimeLance Sergeant16th November 1942Glenalina AS-3
GrayJohnCorporal21st February 1943Glenalina AS-9
GreerJosephRifleman10th June 1944Glenalina D1-332
GrimshawHenry CrawfordFlying Officer14th July 1943Glenalina AS-22
GuglielmazziLeonCorporal5th May 1941Glenalina AS-103
HalgjemHallvardSailor6th December 1942Glenalina VI-225PR
HallaranCharles Francis George ThomasCommander21st March 1941Glenalina D-125
HamiltonSamuelStoker 1st Class18th November 1940Glenalina D-116
HammondAndrew EdwardStorekeeper27th August 1941Glenalina D-9
HannaRobertLeading Aircraftman6th September 1946O-644
HarrisCharles LoxleyFlight Sergeant15th May 1943Glenalina AS-20
HarrisJohn ThomasLance Corporal5th May 1941Glenalina AS-106
HarrisonChristopher Walter JosephPrivate10th January 1943Glenalina CS-91
HarrisonJamesThird Engineer Officer5th November 1945C2-46
HarveyThomas DouglasMarine9th May 1941Glenalina BS-3
HaweJohnOrdinary Seaman22nd October 1945Glenalina V1-276
HemelrykEdward ValentineMajor5th May 1941Glenalina CS-87
HenryHarrySignalman20th December 1941Glenalina D-13
HerronOwenFireman3rd August 1943Glenalina BS-129
HodgkinsonStanleyGunner10th July 1942Glenalina AS-132
HoltJames HenryRifleman10th June 1940P2-704
HoltJeffrey JamesCorporal6th April 1943Glenalina AS-12
HoltonArthur HenryPrivate5th May 1941Glenalina BS-4
HoodWilliamRifleman10th March 1941Glenalina D1-196
HoughtonGeorge AlfredSub-Lieutenant10th January 1944D-28
HoyEdmund JohnSub-Lieutenant10th April 1945Glenalina D-103
HughesNoraSergeant23rd March 1946Glenalina BS-87
HullAlexanderSergeant26th April 1941Glenalina AS-96
HumphriesJohnGunner30th May 1942I-81
HunterHarold EricFlying Officer16th March 1942Glenalina AS-127
HunterSamuelRifleman27th January 1941Glenalina T1-118
HutchinsonThomasAble Seaman23rd December 1943Glenalina D-23
JacksonArthurPrivate15th May 1942Glenalina AS-130
JacksonStanley ArthurLeading Aircraftman29th October 1940Glenalina L-12
JamesThomasFusilier15th May 1944Glenalina D1-115
JansenJohnSailor13th December 1941Glenalina T1-312PR
JeevesDerrick CSignalman18th January 1943Glenalina CS-92
JeffreyJohn HagganSergeant11th August 1942B1-813
JessopFrederick ArthurSapper23rd April 1946Glenalina R1-367
JohnstonWilliamPrivate2nd September 1947Glenalina 62-473
JonesHarold BeattyAble Seaman11th April 1945Glenalina BS-105
JudgeCharles DennisAble Seaman20th January 1942Glenalina D-15
KainesEdward IsborneLieutenant29th June 1941Glenalina D-6
KarlsenKarl TrygveSailor20th December 1941Glenalina T1-309PR
KayLutherLance Corporal31st January 1942Glenalina AS-116
KeenanNorman ClementsSergeant21st May 1942G-15
KerrRobertLance Corporal15th December 1940Glenalina Q-85
KetteridgeStanley Henry FrederickSignalman13th April 1942Glenalina AS-129
KidgerColinOrdnance Artificer18th April 1941Glenalina D-127
KingGeorge FrederickPilot Officer16th March 1942Glenalina AS-124
KingstonRonald VictorCaptain15th April 1941Glenalina AS-95
KirbyWilliam WilsonSergeant15th May 1943Glenalina AS-18
LackeyJohn CampbellRifleman3rd May 1940J1-359
LanniganThomas WrightGunner16th November 1940Glenalina Q1-162
LightfootAlbert GillianAble Seaman16th January 1941Glenalina D-119
LockhartJamesSergeant26th March 1942Glenalina L-307
LodwickWilliamAble Seaman25th December 1940Glenalina D-117
LoganDavidFusilier4th September 1940Glenalina A-73
LoneyThomasFusilier9th August 1942Glenalina X-495
LowrySamuelFusilier19th November 1945Glenalina D1-179
LucasStanley JackStorekeeper5th September 1940Glenalina AS-86
MacDonaldGeorge RodowaySquadron Leader20th October 1942I-16
MackieArthur Whitley SykesCook24th July 1941Glenalina D-7
MacLeanNormanSailor14th March 1941Glenalina D-1
MaddenJohnGunner7th March 1942Glenalina AS-118
MahoodWilliamChief Petty Officer3rd September 1944Glenalina Q-42
MajureyThomasRifleman3rd June 1940Glenalina S1-312
MarasiFelixPrivate5th May 1941Glenalina W-382
MarshallJohn EsmondSub-Lieutenant13th February 1944Glenalina D-30
MartinGeorge ASergeant28th April 1945B2-341
MartinRonald RichardAble Seaman13th July 1943Glenalina D-25
MartinThomasFusilier10th February 1942Glenalina AS-117
MartinThomas WarnockPrivate25th May 1944Glenalina Z-402
MathersJohn RichardSub-Lieutenant25th November 1942Glenalina D-22
MaxwellGeorgeFusilier7th March 1942Glenalina D1-289
MewhortThomas ArthurAircraftman 1st Class20th September 1942Glenalina AS-1
MiddletonEdwardBoatswain15th September 1940Glenalina D-113
MillsDavidSergeant9th December 1940A2-484
MitchellEdward AlexanderSergeant12th July 1945Glenalina S1-533
MitchellRichardCorporal18th June 1941Glenalina R-130
MontgomeryJames WalkerCorporal6th August 1942Glenalina S-132
MooreWilliam CraigSecond Lieutenant24th September 1943G1-537
MorrisPeter FrankSergeant22nd October 1940Glenalina AS-88
MacDonaldAngus CampbellSeaman5th May 1941Glenalina D-2
McAuleyWilliamPrivate27th September 1940Glenalina S1-302
McBurneySamuel RobinsonGunner25th July 1944Glenalina S1-361
McCarrollFrederick GordonLance Bombardier27th January 1944Glenalina D1-61
McClureThomas ChristopherLeading Aircraftman19th January 1940Glenalina F1-418
McClurgJamesGunner1st February 1940Glenalina S1-483
McCrumWilliam ScottCaptain3rd December 1940N-305
McEwenDennis William AndrewLeading Telegraphist11th April 1945Glenalina BS-103
McIlvennyJamesWarrant Officer Class II17th March 1941Glenalina T-407
McKenzieJohnAircraftman 2nd Class28th April 1946N2-757
McMasterJamesSergeant23rd October 1940Glenalina AS-89
McMullanWilliam NeillSergeant24th May 1943Glenalina G-120
McNeillJohnChief Steward29th July 1940Glenalina A-372
McVeighJames ThomasRifleman11th March 1941Glenalina S1-202
NashWilliam LloydSub-Lieutenant5th November 1945Glenalina BS-127
NiblockFrank AlexanderPrivate7th November 1944Glenalina AS-24
NicholsonJohnChief Steward2nd August 1944Glenalina D-104
NicholsonJohn ArchibaldSergeant26th April 1941Glenalina AS-97
O'HalloranCharlesCorporal27th January 1942Glenalina CS-88
O'NeillFelixStoker 2nd Class14th May 1942Glenalina D-19
OliverJohnSeaman13th January 1945C1-538
OrrJamesSapper3rd October 1940Glenalina L1-218
ParsleyCharles HenrySergeant8th February 1943Glenalina AS-8
PennyClaude WilliamStorekeeper7th January 1941Glenalina D-118
PhillipsHenryWarrant Officer Class I16th April 1941Glenalina AS-93
PickupHarry NormanLance Corporal5th May 1941Glenalina W-385
PolleyEdward VictorLieutenant3rd March 1943Glenalina J-38
PowerDermot MichaelAble Seaman2nd November 1941Glenalina D-12
PriceFrederickPrivate10th January 1947Glenalina A-249
PurdyClifford IrwinCoder13th April 1945Glenalina BS-108
QuireyJohnSignalman15th February 1941Glenalina AS-91
RattrayWilliam RussellPilot Officer11th March 1942Glenalina AS-120
RavenTom HarrisonLieutenant31st March 1945Glenalina BS-131
RelfLyn Edgar LandonSignalman31st March 1945Glenalina BS-130
RendleLeslie Ernest WinstonAble Seaman18th December 1941Glenalina D-123
RichardsRichard C EPetty Officer18th October 1941Glenalina D-11
RobinsonBernard JosephPrivate6th July 1942Glenalina CS-90
RobinsonRobertGunner13th October 1940Glenalina S1-176
RossJohn ReynoldsPrivate5th May 1941Glenalina AS-98
RuburyDonald MeredithPrivate29th October 1942Glenalina AS-2
SandersonCyril Edward RussellPilot Officer29th June 1941Glenalina AS-108
SandersonSamuelSergeant9th August 1940Glenalina H-89
SaundersGeorge J HAble Seaman15th April 1941Glenalina D-126
SchwarzJohn AlanLieutenant1st November 1944Glenalina BS-24
SeawardNorman LeslieStaff Sergeant5th May 1941Glenalina AS-101
SedgwickJohnRifleman27th March 1942Glenalina T1-412
ShawJohnAircraftman 2nd Class9th April 1941Glenalina F1-403
ShawKenneth LawrencePrivate5th May 1941Glenalina AS-104
ShimminAlfred GeorgeLeading Stores Assistant11th April 1945Glenalina BS-104
SilvermanAnthony MyerAircraftman 1st Class16th April 1941Glenalina AS-92
SimsWilliam John CleverlyStoker 1st Class27th April 1945Glenalina BS-19
SlasorWilliamStoker 2nd Class23rd March 1947Glenalina BS-102
SlavinHenryRifleman16th April 1941Glenalina R1-214
SlomanHerbert William ThornleyFlight Sergeant16th March 1942Glenalina AS-122
SmileySamuelCorporal9th December 1943Glenalina O-383
SmithGeorge HenrySkipper4th January 1944Glenalina D-27
SmithGeorge AlexanderOrdinary Signalman10th January 1944Glenalina D-29
SmithSamuelFusilier22nd November 1945Glenalina B2-586
SpenceHughSergeant31st March 1941G2-349
SterlingHenryAircraftman 2nd Class17th February 1946Glenalina T-155
StevensThomas CharlesFlight Sergeant29th March 1943Glenalina AS-11
StewartArchibald Herbert SandersonSergeant5th May 1941Glenalina AS-102
StewartJosephFlight Sergeant22nd July 1941Glenalina T1-233
StoneThomasAircraftman 1st Class21st September 1946Glenalina J1-591
StrachanJames ShermanFlying Officer8th April 1943Glenalina AS-16
TaylorJamesOrdinary Seaman5th May 1941Special Memorial
ThompsonHugh JosephRifleman3rd June 1940Glenalina A-362
ThompsonJamesRifleman7th January 1942Glenalina AS-114
TickellJohn Maurice MendsLieutenant28th August 1942Glenalina D-21
TinsleyErnestGunner22nd November 1940Glenalina S1-191
TraynorJamesGunner9th March 1942Glenalina R-185
TuckerAlfredWarrant Officer Class I20th September 1945Glenalina Y-328
VanceHerbertSergeant20th October 1944Glenalina Q1-330
VidamourVictorCook26th October 1944Glenalina S1-398
VilanouCecilPrivate20th April 1942Glenalina CS-89
WadeLeonard PerrySub-Lieutenant2nd October 1945Glenalina BS-128
WainwrightKenneth JohnSub-Lieutenant3rd August 1943Glenalina BS-129
WardRichard FowlerMajor5th May 1941Glenalina AS-99
WarrenWilliam MontagueLance Corporal28th August 1940Glenalina AS-85
WeirRichardStoker 1st Class12th December 1946Glenalina R-1
WertsGeorge LeslieLieutenant12th June 1943Glenalina D-24
WhiteJohn AlbertTelegraphist31st March 1945Glenalina BS-21
WilkinsonRobert StewartCorporal11th October 1940E-287
WilkinsonJohnStoker 1st Class3rd June 1942Glenalina D-20
WilliamsDouglasFlight Sergeant12th June 1943Glenalina AS-21
WilliamsEdward GlyndwrFlight Sergeant21st June 1941Glenalina AS-109
WilliamsLindsay RossFlight Sergeant16th March 1942Glenalina AS-125
WillisLeonard CharlesCleaner3rd August 1943Glenalina BS-129
WilsonRichardRifleman25th February 1942Glenalina R1-266
WilsonWilliamFusilier2nd September 1945Glenalina T-60
WilsonWilliam AgnewStoker 1st Class12th February 1942Glenalina D-17
WingArthur RobertStoker20th May 1942Glenalina D-18
WotherspoonEric Alexander Lockhart BlairSub-Lieutenant30th March 1946BS-18
WytkinMerle NoelFlying Officer8th April 1943Glenalina AS-15
YoungRobertGunner8th July 1942Glenalina AS-131
Jeannie Elizabeth Armstrong

Jeannie Elizabeth Armstrong

Wren • 41491

Wren Jeannie Elizabeth Armstrong died on 21st August 1943 at home in Belfast, Co. Antrim. She served with the Women's Royal Naval Service on HMS Caroline.

Edwin George Atkin

Bombardier • 5342342

Bombardier Edwin George Atkin lived in Dagenham, Essex when war broke out in 1939. He came to be buried in Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Herbert Montague Brooker

Private • 7364070

Herbert Montague Brooker died on 5th May 1941 when No. 24 British General Hospital at Cambell College, Belfast, Co. Down came under Luftwaffe attack.

William Thomas Browne

Sergeant • 527866

Royal Air Force Sergeant William Thomas Browne died alongside his mother when the Luftwaffe launched a devastating raid on the city of Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Leslie George Chapman

Sergeant • 967658

Sergeant Leslie George Chapman of RAF 231 Squadron was an air gunner at the time of his death in an aviation accident in Co. Tyrone on 11th March 1942.

Leonard Charles Christian

Private • 13058429

Private Leonard Charles Christian died on 5th May 1941 during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz when bombs fell on No. 24 British General Hospital.

Elizabeth Joyce Coleman

Aircraftwoman 1st Class • 2145035

Aircraftwoman 1st Class Elizabeth Joyce Coleman was known as Joy. Born in Dublin, she served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War.

Alfred Collins

Private • 5436506

Private Alfred Collins served with 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment when he died in Belfast, Co. Antrim on Home Defence duties on 4th January 1943.

Telegraphist John Charles Griffon Comish

John Charles Griffon Comish

Telegraphist • V/56416

Telegraphist John Charles Griffon Comish served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve at his time of death on 11th April 1945 on HMCS Strathadam.

Frank Mundy Coombs

Frank Mundy Coombs

Able Seaman • D/JX 171434

Artist, architect, and art dealer Frank Mundy Coombs joined the Royal Navy in World War Two and died on 15th April 1941 when the Luftwaffe attacked Belfast.

David Preston Coventry

Corporal • T/31715

Corporal David Preston Coventry served in the Royal Army Service Corps throughout the Second World War. He died in Belfast, Co. Antrim on 10th May 1947.

James Craig

Lieutenant • 115186

Lieutenant James Craig of 7th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles died on 10th May 1941. He was a Olympian and record-holding athelete in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Robert Crawford

Gunner • 1473864

Gunner Robert Crawford served with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery. He saw action across Europe and survived Dunkirk.

Samuel Geoffrey Crimes

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Samuel Geoffrey Crimes died on 31st March 1945. He was one of 5 men to drown that day while serving on HMS Sarawak in Belfast Lough, Co. Antrim.

Lance Corporal

Joseph John Darragh • 7009604

Royal Ulster Rifles Lance Corporal Joseph John Darragh died on 21st March 1945 aged 41 years old. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

George Horn Dickie

Private • 13082840

Private George Horn Dickie died on 16th January 1943 while serving in Northern Ireland with the Royal Pioneer Corps. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery.

Matthew Chalmers Dowds

Fusilier • 3130510

Fusilier Matthew Chalmers Dowds served in 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers when he died on 17th December 1940. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery.

Sergeant Lloyd Sidney Dyer

Lloyd Sidney Dyer

Flight Sergeant • 415185

Flight Sergeant Lloyd Sidney Dyer served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He was fatally injured in an air crash near to RAF Long Kesh, Co. Down in 1943.

Robert Ennis

Rifleman • 7019553

Rifleman Robert Ennis served with the Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two and saw action in 1914-1918. Ennis died on 16th May 1946 aged 50 years old.

Alfred Mandale Fisher

Pilot Officer • 103592

Born in Belfast, Co. Antrim, the thrillseeking Pilot Officer Alfred Mandale Fisher died on 6th December 1941 after a brief spell in the Royal Air Force.

George Fletcher

Private • 4918522

Private George Fletcher was training with 7th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment in Northern Ireland at his time of death there on 17th December 1942.

Samuel Pritchard Fox

Gunner • 7009770

Gunner Samuel Pritchard Fox died on 20th March 1942 at the UVF Hospital at Craigavon House, Belfast, Co. Down. He served as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery.

Albert Fry OBE

Leading Seaman • D/JX 140607

Leading Seaman Albert Fry OBE of the Royal Navy was awarded for his "untiring zeal" during the loss of HMS Gipsy. He died in Co. Antrim on 13th March 1941.

John Allen Gibb

Leading Stoker • NAP 953507

Leading Stoker John Allen Gibb died of pneumonia while docked in Belfast, Co. Antrim on 8th February 1941. The Scotsman's grave is in Belfast City Cemetery.

Robert Trevor Gibson

Sergeant • 1036711

Sergeant Robert Trevor Gibson of University Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 12th November 1943.

Carlton Stokes Goodenough

Carlton Stokes Goodenough

Flight Sergeant • R/62738

Flight Sergeant Carlton Stokes Goodenough served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He died on 16th March 1942 and is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

David Sime Gordon

Lance Sergeant • 967859

Lance Sergeant David Sime Gordon served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Leon Guglielmazzi

Corporal • 13058545

Leon Guglielmazzi died on 5th May 1941 during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz as bombs fell on No. 24 British General Hospital, Belfast, Co. Down.

Charles Francis George Thomas Hallaran

Charles Francis George Thomas Hallaran

Commander

Commander Charles Francis George Thomas Hallaran died on 21st March 1941. The Irish rugby international was serving on the Royal Navy's HMS Springbank.

John Thomas Harris

Lance Corporal • 13058556

Lance Corporal John Thomas Harris of the Pioneer Corps died on 5th May 1941 as the Luftwaffe attacked No. 24 British General Hospital in Belfast, Co. Down.

Thomas Douglas Harvey

Marine • PO/212333

Thomas Douglas Harvey was a long serving member of the Royal Marines having enlisted in 1908. He died on 9th May 1941 when his base in England was bombed.

John James Hawe

Ordinary Seaman • D/JX 197773

While serving with the Royal Navy, Ordinary Seaman John James Hawe from the Shankill area of Belfast died on 22nd October 1945 at the age of 44 years old.

Grave of Edward Valentine hemelryk

Edward Valentine Hemelryk

Major • 22423

Edward Valentine Hemelryk died on 5th May 1941 as No. 24 British General Hospital at Campbell College, Belfast, Co. Down came under Luftwaffe attack.

Nora Hughes

Sergeant • W/758

Sergeant Nora Hughes served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War Two before her death in her hometown of Belfast, Co. Antrim in March 1946.

Alexander Hull

Sergeant • 6973254

Sergeant Alexander Hull served in 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at his time of death on 26th April 1941. His grave is in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Samuel Hunter

Rifleman • 7107055

Rifleman Samuel Hunter died in hospital in his hometown of Belfast, Co. Antrim on 27th January 1941. He had previously sustained injuries in World War One.

Derrick C Jeeves

Signalman • 7014373

Signalman Derrick C Jeeves enlisted in the London Irish Rifles in World War Two and served with the Royal Signals Corps. He died on 18th January 1943.

Norman Clements Keenan

Sergeant • 934645

Sergeant Norman Clements Keenan died on 21st May 1942 on a training flight accident in Airspeed Oxford BG207 near the village of Egmanton, Nottinghamshire.

Ordnance Artificer Colin Kidger

Colin Kidger

Ordnance Artificer • P/MX 70036

Ordance Artificer Colin Kidger of Pilsley, Derbyshire served on board HMS Newark with the Royal Navy when he died at Belfast, Co. Antrim on 18th April 1941.

William Wilson Kirby

Sergeant • 416768

Sergeant William Wilson Kirby (416768) served in the Royal Australian Air Force. For a time during World War Two he flew from a base in Northern Ireland.

John Campbell Lackey

Rifleman • 7015445

Rifleman John Campbell Lackey was born in Woodvale, Belfast, Co. Antrim. He served in the Royal Ulster Rifles at the time of his death on 3rd May 1940.

Thomas Wright Lannigan

Gunner • 1475147

Gunner Thomas Wright Lannigan was born in Belfast, Co. Antrim and died in Middlesex, United Kingdom on 16th November 1940. He fought at Dunkirk that summer.

Albert Gillian Lightfoot

Able Seaman • D/SSX 20226

Able Seaman Albert Gillian Lightfoot served in the Royal Navy. He died on 16th January 1941 when a hand grenade accidentally exploded onboard HMS Broke.

James Lockhart

James Lockhart

Sergeant • 7009959

Sergeant James Lockhart of 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles died on 26th March 1942. The Belfast born soldier had received treatment in Hatfield, England.

Samuel Lowry

Fusilier • 6973050

During World War Two, Fusilier Samuel Lowry of Belfast, Co. Antrim served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He died on 19th November 1945 aged 46.

Norman MacLean

Sailor

Sailor Norman MacLean died on 14th March 1941 as a Luftwaffe plane attacked merchant ship SS Stanleigh in the Irish Sea as it left from Liverpool, England.

John Madden

Gunner • 1058272

Gunner John Madden served in the Royal Artillery in World War Two. He was visiting Belfast, Co. Antrim while home on leave when he died on 7th March 1942.

Felix Marasi

Private • 13058655

Pioneer Corps Private Felix Marasi died on 5th May 1941 aged 25 years old as Luftwaffe bombs fell on No. 24 British General Hospital, Belfast, Co. Down.

Thomas Warnock Martin

Private • 13014671

Private Thomas Warnock Martin of Kimberley Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 25th May 1944 after contracting tuberculosis in a prisoner of war camp.

George Maxwell

Fusilier • 6983289

Fusilier George Maxwell served in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at the time of his death on 7th March 1942. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery.

Frederick Gordon McCarroll

Lance Bombardier • 1469237

Lance Bombardier Frederick Gordon McCarroll died on 27th January 1944 while serving with the 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment in World War Two.

William Scott McCrum

Captain • 45432

Captain William Scott McCrum was born in and died in Belfast, Co. Antrim although he spent many of his 42 years in Dundee, Scotland and serving in the army.

James Hastie McMaster

Sergeant • 552682

Sergeant James Hastie McMaster is buried in Belfast City Cemetery. He was wireless operator/air gunner on Fairey Battle P6601 and died on 23rd October 1940.

William Neill McMullan

Sergeant • 1088074

Sergeant William Neill McMullan from Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 24th May 1943 when his Lancaster bomber crashed on a training exercise over Yorkshire.

James Thomas McVeigh

Rifleman • 7017357

Rifleman James Thomas McVeigh was 40 years old, serving in a home defence unit when he died in a military hospital in Belfast, Co. Down on 11th March 1941.

David Mills

Sergeant • 748521

Sergeant David Mills from Finaghy, Co. Antrim flew with RAF 115 Squadron when he died on 9th December 1940 on board Vickers Wellington T2520 in South Wales.

Peter Frank Morris

Sergeant • 754457

Sergeant Peter Frank Morris died on 22nd October 1940 when his Fairey Battle P6601 came down in poor weather over high ground near Cushendall, Co. Antrim.

John Archibald Nicholson

Sergeant • 754117

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Sergeant John Archibald Nicholson died on 26th April 1941 while flying Supermarine Spitfire X4245 with RAF 602 Squadron.

Charles O'Halloran

Corporal • 13024253

Corporal Charles O'Halloran died at the Mater Hospital, Belfast, Co. Antrim on 27th January 1942. The 47 year old Belfast man served in the Pioneer Corps.

Felix O'Neill

Stoker 2nd Class • D/KX 152186

Stoker 2nd Class Felix O'Neill from Liverpool, Lancashire drowned on 14th May 1942 while serving on HMS Caroline, a Royal Naval base in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Harry Norman Pickup

Lance Corporal • 13058709

Lance Corporal Harry Norman Pickup of Middlesex, England died in Belfast, Co. Down as Luftwaffe bombs fell on the city on the night of 4th-5th May 1941.

Edward Victor Polley

Edward Victor Polley

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Edward Victor Polley was born into a military family in Belfast, Co. Antrim. He died on 3rd March 1943 as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Dermot Michael Power

Able Seaman • P/JX 200120

Able Seaman Dermot Michael Power was a Canadian seaman serving in the Royal Navy until November 1941 on board the cruiser HMS Cairo during World War Two.

William Russell Rattray

Pilot Officer • 41938

Pilot Officer William Russell Rattray was a 22 year old pilot from Canterbury, New Zealand serving with the Royal Air Force when he died on 11th March 1942.

Tom Harrison Raven

Lieutenant • S/4667

While serving on HMS Sarawak with the Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve, Lieutenant Tom Harrison Raven died on 31st March 1945 in Belfast Lough.

Leslie Ernest Winston Rendle

Able Seaman • D/JX 249360

Able Seaman Leslie Ernest Winston Rendle was born in 1914 in Devon. He died in a tragic training accident in Belfast, Co. Antrim on 18th December 1941.

Robert Robinson

Gunner • 1465720

Gunner Robert Robinson was more often known as "Charlie". Born in Belfast in 1907, he served with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment at Dunkirk.

Lieutenant John Alan Schwarz

John Alan Schwarz

Lieutenant

Lieutenant John Alan Schwarz served with the Royal Canadian Navy and was one of seven officers killed onboard HMS Whitaker off the coast of Ireland in 1944.

Norman Leslie Seaward

Staff Sergeant • 7343236

Staff Sergeant Norman Leslie Seaward served with the Royal Army Medical Corps when he died on 5th May 1941 during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz.

John Sedgwick

Rifleman • 24692

Rifleman John Sedgwick from Belfast, Co. Antrim served with 30th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles when he died in the UK on 27th March 1942 aged 51 years old.

Kenneth Lawrence Shaw

Private • 13058748

Private Kenneth Lawrence Shaw died on 5th May 1941 while serving with the Pioneer Corps at Campbell College, Belfast, Co. Down during The Fire Raid.

William Slasor

Stoker 2nd Class • C/KX 790954

Stoker 2nd Class William Slasor died at Sydenham Wharf, Belfast, Co. Down while attempting to break out of ship while on HMS Vengeance on 23rd March 1947.

George Henry Smith

Skipper

Skipper George Henry Smith was an experienced sailor, having first taken to the seas aged 15 years old. He died in Belfast, Co. Antrim on 4th January 1944.

Samuel Smith

Fusilier • D/26736

Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim is the final resting place of Fusilier Samuel Smith of City of London Regiment who died on 22nd November 1945.

Archibald Herbert Sanderson Stewart

Sergeant • 7520135

Sergeant Archibald Herbert Sanderson Stewart of the Royal Army Medical Corps died on 5th May 1941 while working at No 24 British General Hospital, Co. Down.

Ernest Tinsley

Gunner • 1456311

Belfast-born Gunner Ernest Tinsley served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War. He fought with the 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

James Traynor

Gunner • 1524019

Gunner James Traynor from Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 9th March 1942 while he was serving with 226th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment in the Royal Artillery.

Cecil Vilanou

Private • 5110860

Dublin born Private Cecil Vilanou served in 70th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment when he died on 20th April 1942. His grave is in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Richard Fowler Ward

Major • 41352

Major Richard Fowler Ward died on 5th May 1941 as the Belfast Blitz bombs fell on No. 24 British General Hospital at Campbell College, Belfast, Co. Down.

Richard Weir

Stoker 1st Class • C/KX 11312

Stoker 1st Class Richard Weir was the son of Charles and Julie Weir of Belfast, Co. Antrim. He died on 12th December 1946 after serving in World War Two.

Robert Stewart Wilkinson

Corporal • D/24552

Corporal Robert Stewart Wilkinson served with 6th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles in World War Two. At 52 years old, he died in his hometown of Belfast.

Richard Wilson

Rifleman • 7013415

Rifleman Richard Wilson died on 25th February 1942. The soldier from Belfast, Co. Antrim was injured in an explosion while serving with Royal Ulster Rifles.

William Agnew Wilson

Stoker 1st Class • D/KX103088

Stoker 1st Class William Agnew Wilson died on 12th February 1942. Born in Belfast, Co. Antrim, he served with the Royal Navy on board the HMS Churchill.

Arthur Robert Wing

Stoker • LT/KX 107993

Stoker Arthur Robert Wing died on 20th May 1942 when he accidentally drowned while serving on board HMS Southern Breeze at the docks in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Eric Alexander Lockhart Blair Wotherspoon

Sub-Lieutenant

Sub-Lieutenant Eric Alexander Lockhart Blair Wotherspoon died between 2nd February 1946 and 30th March 1946 while serving on board HMS Arbiter in Belfast.

Norwegian Merchant Navy

The graves of 3 seamen from the Norwegian Merchant Navy lie next to each other in Belfast City Cemetery.

Commonwealth War Graves in Belfast City Cemetery

WartimeNI Photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstones in Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. Photo taken on tour of Belfast City Cemetery with Peter McCabe in Spring 2017. Copyright Scott Edgar.

The City Cemetery also featured a mass grave of victims of the Belfast Blitz. Many of those killed remained unidentified after the 1941 attacks. A similar mass grave exists in the nearby Milltown Cemetery. An inscription on the City Cemetery mass grave reads:

In sad remembrance of 123 citizens of Belfast, men, women, and children, killed in an air raid by German bombers on the night of Easter Tuesday, April 15th, 1941, and whom no one at that time was able to identify and 31 such so killed on May 4th, 1941. They are buried in this plot. Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. We sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

Belfast Blitz Memorial

Memorial stone on a mass grave in Belfast City Cemetery commemorating the unknown victims of the Belfast Blitz of 1941. Photo taken on tour of Belfast City Cemetery with Peter McCabe in Spring 2017.

Family Memorials in Belfast City Cemetery

These names are inscribed and remembered on family plots in Belfast City Cemetery, Co. Antrim. Remembered are the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and men of the Merchant Navy killed at home and abroad during the conflict from 1939-1945.

Last NameFirst Name(s)Date of DeathGrave
KaneDenis Dermot3rd November 1939M-945
EdgarLeonard23rd May 1940L-242
ScottRobin27th May 1940K-244
McCulloughJohn Edward10th June 1940Glenalina W-36
BoyleJohn15th June 1940Glenalina Q-236
SandersonSamuel9th August 1940Glenalina H-89
CalvertJohn10th October 1940I-53
McDowellFrederick15th October 1940Q-494
HaveronJohn29th November 1940Glenalina E-219
SheeranWilliam James24th March 1941F1-292
BradleyJohn W15th October 1941Glenalina P-91
FisherAlfred Mandale6th December 1941F-430
HutchinsonJohn24th January 1942B-574
KaneBryan Desmond7th March 1942M-945
LuneyWilliam1st April 1942Glenalina L-347
ReidRobert18th April 1942E1-25
JeffreyJohn Hagan11th August 1942B1-813
MacDonaldGeorge Rodway20th October 1942I-15
BartonCharles Henry7th November 1942A2-381
CardwellJames31st December 1942Glenalina O-203
BloomerWilliam Frederick18th February 1943Glenalina H-166
BoydDavid J15th August 1943Glenalina A-217
NeillWilliam Frederick3rd November 1943J-455
NelsonJohn Frederick7th February 1944Glenalina L1-304
BloomerThomas Henry8th February 1944H3-636
JohnstonRobert Irvine25th April 1944J-224
GibsonWilliam1st July 1944Glenalina V-138
LindsayEdward Workman12th August 1944K-346
ConroyWilliam Holt21st August 1944I-550
ParkinsonJoseph Millar12th September 1944G1-215
TaylorWilliam Cummings29th September 1944K-64
MartinGeorge A28th April 1945B2-341
ThompsonKenneth7th April 1945Glenalina N-159
StanleyRobert William3rd June 1945B2-475
BellWilliam John25th July 1945Glenalina Q-71
Lloyd-DoddAlfred Ernest30th July 1945B-19
AlexanderWilliam J13th September 1945Glenalina B-146
WilkinsonGeorge16th October 1945Glenalina L-185
ShealsFrancis Eric4th January 1942A2-4

William Frederick Bloomer

Fusilier • 6979121

William Frederick Bloomer from Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 18th February 1943 while serving in Burma with 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Leonard Edgar

Gunner • 1475599

Gunner Leonard Edgar died on 23rd May 1940 while serving in France and Belgium with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery.

Denis Dermot Kane

Coproral • 543862

Corporal Denis Dermot Kane has no known grave. His name features on a family plot in Belfast City Cemetery and on the Runnymede Memorial to the missing.

William Luney

Sergeant • 1059215

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Sergeant William Luney died on 1st April 1942 when Lockheed Hudson AE558 crashed near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire,UK.

William Frederick Neill

Sergeant • 531666

Sergeant William Frederick Neill was a Flight Engineer in RAF 57 Squadron, part of Bomber Command. His father went on to be Lord Mayor of Belfast in 1946.

John Frederick Nelson

Sergeant • 1796160

Sergeant John Frederick Nelson served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 7th February 1944 while with RAF No. 1663 Heavy Conversion Unit.

Lance Corporal Robert Reid

Robert Reid

Lance Corporal • 6086637

Belfast, Co. Antrim born Lance Corporal Robert Reid served in 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at his time of death in Burma on 18th April 1942.

Frances Eric Sheals

Bombardier • 1486508

Bombardier Francis Eric Sheals was born in Belfast, Co. Antrim. He died aged 29 on 4th January 1942 while serving with the Royal Artillery in North Africa.

William Cummings Taylor

Corporal • 1076948

Corporal William Cummings Taylor was one of 650 Allied prisoners of war held in horrendous conditions on board Japanese "Hell Ship" the Maros Maru in 1944.

Repatriated Foreign Nationals

During the Second World War, several foreign nationals including Allied and Axis troops were buried in Belfast City Cemetery. Repatriation of many occurred in the 1950s and 1960s.

Ernest Almayrac

Sergeant • 31340

Sergeant Ernest Almayrac escaped occupied France in July 1940 joining the Free French Air Force and fleeing to British Gambia before tragedy struck in 1940.

Rudolf Blume

Gefreiter • B4534

Gefreiter or Corporal Rudolf Blume served in the German Wehrmacht during the war. Born in Roßlau, he was brought to Northern Ireland as a prisoner of war.

Wilhelm Dalbeck

Oberkanonier • A438606

Oberkanonier or Private First Class Wilhelm Dalbeck served in the German Army and was a prisoner of war in Camp 172, Jackson Road, Holywood, Co. Down in 1945.

Gerhard Geier

Unteroffizier • B19042

Unteroffizier Gerhard Geier served in the Luftwaffe in World War Two. He died at Campbell College Military Hospital, Belfast, Co. Antrim on 25th March 1945.

John Gibson

Corporal

Corporal John Gibson, known as Jack to family and friends served with the United States Army Air Force. He was killed in a B17 crash on Slieveanora in 1942.

August Kreinbring

Stabsgefreiter • B4246

Stabsgefreiter or Lance Corporal August Kreinbring served in the German Wehrmacht during the war. He was born in Bulzenow in Germany on 17th November 1915.

Dale Lasselle at Football Training

Dale Lasselle

Captain • 0362264

Captain Dale Lasselle of Portland, Oregon served in the United States Army Air Force. He was a pilot in 401 Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group and died in 1942.

Leon Maton

Private

Private Leon Maton served with 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the Belgian Army. He was born in Brussels. He died in Belfast on 9th March 1945 of meningitis.

John A McLean

1st Lieutenant • 0435967

1st Lieutenant John A McLean served in the United States Army Air Force as part of 401 Bomb Squadron. He was killed in Northern Ireland on 3rd October 1942.

Earl Ervin Perkins

Corporal

Corporal Earl Ervin Perkins served in the US Army. He died while on active service in Northern Ireland, fatally shot during a rifle cleaning exercise.

Other graves in Belfast City Cemetery

If you would like to take a tour of Belfast City Cemetery, we recommend contacting Peter McCabe of Belfast City Cemetery Tours.

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