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 Name||First Name(s)||Rank||Date of Death||Grave|
|Adair||James Sinclair||Lieutenant||7th October 1942||Glenalina H-471|
|Allen||James||Gunner||5th July 1947||Glenalina F1-380|
|Archer||Edward James||Carpenter's Mate||23rd August 1946||Glenalina Y-75|
|Armstrong||Jeannie Elizabeth||Wren||21st August 1943||Glenalina P1-81|
|Ash||Horace Henry||Private||4th October 1945||Glenalina BS-1|
|Ash||Stanley G||Steward||5th May 1941||Glenalina BS-2|
|Atkin||Edwin George||Bombardier||9th December 1941||Glenalina AS-113|
|Balmer||Samuel Thomas||Petty Officer||24th April 1945||Glenalina T1-413|
|Barrett||Francis Charles||Flight Lieutenant||16th March 1942||Glenalina AS-121|
|Barrowman||Henry||Private||20th February 1944||Glenalina S1-241|
|Bell||William John||Bombardier||25th July 1945||Glenalina Q-71|
|Black||Albert||Private||17th April 1946||Glenalina J1-232|
|Blair||Ernest||Gunner||8th July 1947||Glenalina J1-145|
|Bottrill||Charles Henry||Corporal||24th September 1940||Glenalina D-114|
|Bradshaw||David||Gunner||19th March 1946||Glenalina Z-390|
|Brand||Daniel Archibald||Flight Sergeant||20th January 1943||Glenalina AS-7|
|Brickley||John||Gunner||14th September 1947||Glenalina E1-369|
|Bronski||Matthew||Fireman||3rd August 1943||Glenalina BS-129|
|Brooker||Herbert Montague||Private||5th May 1941||Glenalina AS-100|
|Brown||Doreen Meta||Private||6th June 1941||Glenalina BS-85|
|Brown||Henry||Stoker 1st Class||16th April 1941||Glenalina D1-37|
|Browne||William Thomas||Sergeant||15th April 1941||Glenalina R-119|
|Butlin||Ernest||Private||6th August 1941||Glenalina AS-112|
|Byron||James George||Private||21st August 1942||Glenalina C-54|
|Cabrey||James||Gunner||28th July 1940||Glenalina U1-310|
|Calvert||John Harold Knowles||Lieutenant||10th October 1940||I-53|
|Carson||Robert James||Marine||15th February 1941||Glenalina C-55|
|Carty||Daniel||Carpenter||18th October 1941||Glenalina D-10|
|Casserly||Norman James||Sergeant||8th April 1943||Glenalina AS-13|
|Chapman||Leslie George||Sergeant||11th March 1942||Glenalina AS-119|
|Chapman||Herbert James Marriott||Flying Officer||8th April 1943||Glenalina AS-14|
|Christian||Leonard Charles||Private||5th May 1941||Glenalina W-384|
|Clarke||James Edward||Lieutenant||24th November 1943||Glenalina D-26|
|Cobble||Edward William||Second Lieutenant||16th April 1941||Glenalina AS-94|
|Coburn||Alfred Robert||Sergeant||2nd September 1940||Glenalina R-158|
|Coleman||Elizabeth Joyce||Aircraftwoman 1st Class||9th November 1946||Glenalina Y-29|
|Collard||James Henry||Lieutenant||29th October 1940||Glenalina D-115|
|Collins||Alfred||Private||4th January 1943||Glenalina AS-5|
|Comish||John Charles Griffon||Telegraphist||11th April 1945||Glenalina BS-107|
|Cooke||George Moore||Aircraftman 1st Class||29th November 1942||Glenalina S-74|
|Coombs||Frank Mundy||Able Seaman||15th April 1941||Glenalina D-128|
|Corry||Samuel||Able Seaman||16th April 1941||Glenalina T1-139|
|Coventry||David Preston||Corporal||10th May 1947||Glenalina B2-516|
|Craig||James||Lieutenant||10th May 1941||G2-593|
|Crawford||Robert||Gunner||13th October 1940||Glenalina AS-87|
|Crimes||Samuel Geoffrey||Lieutenant||31st March 1945||Glenalina BS-132|
|Cromie||David||Gunner||1st January 1946||Glenalina Y-363|
|Cuthbertson||Mary Rose||Leading Aircraftwoman||1st October 1943||Glenalina BS-86|
|Darragh||Joseph John||Lance Corporal||21st March 1945||Glenalina T-67|
|Davey||Arthur Newton||Telegraphist||31st March 1945||Glenalina BS-20|
|Davie||Arthur||Able Seaman||20th January 1942||Glenalina D-16|
|Davis||Arthur Reginald||Sergeant||15th May 1943||Glenalina AS-19|
|Dawe||William F||Leading Seaman||2nd June 1941||Glenalina H-114|
|Degerlund||Eric Allan Victor||Private||12th January 1942||Glenalina AS-115|
|Dewar||Percy Charles Thomas||Flying Officer||25th March 1942||Glenalina AS-128|
|Dickie||George Horn||Private||16th January 1943||Glenalina AS-6|
|Dobinson||William||Driver||24th July 1941||Glenalina AS-111|
|Dodds||Samuel||Private||14th August 1943||Glenalina J1-552|
|Dolan||Victor Frank Douglas||Able Seaman||20th June 1941||Glenalina D-5|
|Doogan||Arthur William||Driver||17th November 1945||Glenalina Z-13|
|Douds||Samuel||Private||10th April 1944||Glenalina Z-219|
|Douglas||Harold||Gunner||18th June 1942||Glenalina AS-105|
|Douglas||James Montgomery||Fusilier||6th September 1947||Glenalina BZ-471|
|Douglas||Ronald Linton St. Clair||Captain||26th December 1943||Glenalina B-368|
|Douthwaite||Arthur Bond||Aircraftman 1st Class||17th March 1943||Glenalina S1-593|
|Dowds||Matthew Chalmers||Fusilier||17th December 1940||Glenalina AS-90|
|Dowds||William James||Aircraftman 1st Class||25th September 1940||Glenalina A1-652|
|Driscoll||Charles Edward||Rifleman||20th July 1941||Glenalina AS-110|
|Dunleavy||William James||Rifleman||10th April 1942||Glenalina T1-411|
|Dyer||Lloyd Sydney||Sergeant||5th March 1943||Glenalina AS-10|
|Elder-Dempster||Alexander||Second Lieutenant||23rd June 1941||Glenalina AS-107|
|Elliott||John William||Flying Officer||16th March 1942||Glenalina AS-126|
|Ennis||Robert||Rifleman||16th May 1946||Glenalina Z-360|
|Evans||Charles William||Sergeant||19th July 1944||Glenalina AS-23|
|Farr||Harold George||Able Seaman||4th August 1941||Glenalina D-8|
|Ferguson||Ralph||Gunner||20th August 1941||Glenalina T-285|
|Finney||Thomas||Private||16th July 1945||Glenalina Q1-298|
|Fletcher||George||Private||17th December 1942||Glenalina AS-4|
|Foster||James Henderson||Lieutenant Commander||6th January 1945||Glenalina O-81|
|Foster||William||Sub-Lieutenant||24th November 1942||Glenalina D-22|
|Fox||Samuel Pritchard||Gunner||20th March 1942||Glenalina T1-406|
|Fox||William||Rifleman||31st December 1939||Glenalina U1-214|
|Friend||James Thorpe||Telegraphist||11th April 1945||Glenalina BS-106|
|Fry||Albert||Leading Seaman||13th March 1941||Glenalina D-124|
|Fyffe||George||Gunner||30th May 1940||Glenalina A-355|
|Galway||Edward||Private||3rd August 1946||Glenalina J1-50|
|Gepp||George Golding||Sick Berth Attendant||24th August 1944||Glenalina N2-546|
|Gibb||John Allen||Leading Stoker||8th February 1941||Glenalina D-121|
|Gibson||Robert Trevor||Sergeant||12th November 1943||Glenalina B-68|
|Gibson||Donald Murray||Flight Sergeant||15th May 1943||Glenalina AS-17|
|Gillanders||James Alexander||Sergeant||15th September 1940||Glenalina D-112|
|Goodenough||Carlton Stokes||Flight Sergeant||16th March 1942||Glenalina AS-123|
|Gordon||David Sime||Lance Sergeant||16th November 1942||Glenalina AS-3|
|Gray||John||Corporal||21st February 1943||Glenalina AS-9|
|Greer||Joseph||Rifleman||10th June 1944||Glenalina D1-332|
|Grimshaw||Henry Crawford||Flying Officer||14th July 1943||Glenalina AS-22|
|Guglielmazzi||Leon||Corporal||5th May 1941||Glenalina AS-103|
|Halgjem||Hallvard||Sailor||6th December 1942||Glenalina VI-225PR|
|Hallaran||Charles Francis George Thomas||Commander||21st March 1941||Glenalina D-125|
|Hamilton||Samuel||Stoker 1st Class||18th November 1940||Glenalina D-116|
|Hammond||Andrew Edward||Storekeeper||27th August 1941||Glenalina D-9|
|Hanna||Robert||Leading Aircraftman||6th September 1946||O-644|
|Harris||Charles Loxley||Flight Sergeant||15th May 1943||Glenalina AS-20|
|Harris||John Thomas||Lance Corporal||5th May 1941||Glenalina AS-106|
|Harrison||Christopher Walter Joseph||Private||10th January 1943||Glenalina CS-91|
|Harrison||James||Third Engineer Officer||5th November 1945||C2-46|
|Harvey||Thomas Douglas||Marine||9th May 1941||Glenalina BS-3|
|Hawe||John||Ordinary Seaman||22nd October 1945||Glenalina V1-276|
|Hemelryk||Edward V||Major||5th May 1941||Glenalina CS-87|
|Henry||Harry||Signalman||20th December 1941||Glenalina D-13|
|Herron||Owen||Fireman||3rd August 1943||Glenalina BS-129|
|Hodgkinson||Stanley||Gunner||10th July 1942||Glenalina AS-132|
|Holt||James Henry||Rifleman||10th June 1940||P2-704|
|Holt||Jeffrey James||Corporal||6th April 1943||Glenalina AS-12|
|Holton||Arthur Henry||Private||5th May 1941||Glenalina BS-4|
|Hood||William||Rifleman||10th March 1941||Glenalina D1-196|
|Houghton||George Alfred||Sub-Lieutenant||10th January 1944||D-28|
|Hoy||Edmund John||Sub-Lieutenant||10th April 1945||Glenalina D-103|
|Hughes||Nora||Sergeant||23rd March 1946||Glenalina BS-87|
|Hull||Alexander||Sergeant||26th April 1941||Glenalina AS-96|
|Humphries||John||Gunner||30th May 1942||I-81|
|Hunter||Harold Eric||Flying Officer||16th March 1942||Glenalina AS-127|
|Hunter||Samuel||Rifleman||27th January 1941||Glenalina T1-118|
|Hutchinson||Thomas||Able Seaman||23rd December 1943||Glenalina D-23|
|Jackson||Arthur||Private||15th May 1942||Glenalina AS-130|
|Jackson||Stanley Arthur||Leading Aircraftman||29th October 1940||Glenalina L-12|
|James||Thomas||Fusilier||15th May 1944||Glenalina D1-115|
|Jansen||John||Sailor||13th December 1941||Glenalina T1-312PR|
|Jeeves||Derrick C||Signalman||18th January 1943||Glenalina CS-92|
|Jeffrey||John Haggan||Sergeant||11th August 1942||B1-813|
|Jessop||Frederick Arthur||Sapper||23rd April 1946||Glenalina R1-367|
|Johnston||William||Private||2nd September 1947||Glenalina 62-473|
|Jones||Harold Beatty||Able Seaman||11th April 1945||Glenalina BS-105|
|Judge||Charles Dennis||Able Seaman||20th January 1942||Glenalina D-15|
|Kaines||Edward Isborne||Lieutenant||29th June 1941||Glenalina D-6|
|Karlsen||Karl Trygve||Sailor||20th December 1941||Glenalina T1-309PR|
|Kay||Luther||Lance Corporal||31st January 1942||Glenalina AS-116|
|Keenan||Norman Clements||Sergeant||21st May 1942||G-15|
|Kerr||Robert||Lance Corporal||15th December 1940||Glenalina Q-85|
|Ketteridge||Stanley Henry Frederick||Signalman||13th April 1942||Glenalina AS-129|
|Kidger||Colin||Ordnance Artificer||18th April 1941||Glenalina D-127|
|King||George Frederick||Pilot Officer||16th March 1942||Glenalina AS-124|
|Kingston||Ronald Victor||Captain||15th April 1941||Glenalina AS-95|
|Kirby||William Wilson||Sergeant||15th May 1943||Glenalina AS-18|
|Lackey||John Campbell||Rifleman||3rd May 1940||J1-359|
|Lannigan||Thomas Wright||Gunner||16th November 1940||Glenalina Q1-162|
|Lightfoot||Albert Gillian||Able Seaman||16th January 1941||Glenalina D-119|
|Lockhart||James||Sergeant||26th March 1942||Glenalina L-307|
|Lodwick||William||Able Seaman||25th December 1940||Glenalina D-117|
|Logan||David||Fusilier||4th September 1940||Glenalina A-73|
|Loney||Thomas||Fusilier||9th August 1942||Glenalina X-495|
|Lowry||Samuel||Fusilier||19th November 1945||Glenalina D1-179|
|Lucas||Stanley Jack||Storekeeper||5th September 1940||Glenalina AS-86|
|Luney||William||Sergeant||1st April 1942||Glenalina L-347|
|MacDonald||George Rodoway||Squadron Leader||20th October 1942||I-16|
|Mackie||Arthur Whitley Sykes||Cook||24th July 1941||Glenalina D-7|
|MacLean||Norman||Sailor||14th March 1941||Glenalina D-1|
|Madden||John||Gunner||7th March 1942||Glenalina AS-118|
|Mahood||William||Chief Petty Officer||3rd September 1944||Glenalina Q-42|
|Majurey||Thomas||Rifleman||3rd June 1940||Glenalina S1-312|
|Marasi||Felix||Private||5th May 1941||Glenalina W-382|
|Marshall||John Esmond||Sub-Lieutenant||13th February 1944||Glenalina D-30|
|Martin||George A||Sergeant||28th April 1945||B2-341|
|Martin||Ronald Richard||Able Seaman||13th July 1943||Glenalina D-25|
|Martin||Thomas||Fusilier||10th February 1942||Glenalina AS-117|
|Martin||Thomas Warnock||Private||25th May 1944||Glenalina Z-402|
|Mathers||John Richard||Sub-Lieutenant||25th November 1942||Glenalina D-22|
|Maxwell||George||Fusilier||7th March 1942||Glenalina D1-289|
|Mewhort||Thomas Arthur||Aircraftman 1st Class||20th September 1942||Glenalina AS-1|
|Middleton||Edward||Boatswain||15th September 1940||Glenalina D-113|
|Mills||David||Sergeant||9th December 1940||A2-484|
|Mitchell||Edward Alexander||Sergeant||12th July 1945||Glenalina S1-533|
|Mitchell||Richard||Corporal||18th June 1941||Glenalina R-130|
|Montgomery||James Walker||Corporal||6th August 1942||Glenalina S-132|
|Moore||William Craig||Second Lieutenant||24th September 1943||G1-537|
|Morris||Peter Frank||Sergeant||22nd October 1940||Glenalina AS-88|
|MacDonald||Angus Campbell||Seaman||5th May 1941||Glenalina D-2|
|McAuley||William||Private||27th September 1940||Glenalina S1-302|
|McBurney||Samuel Robinson||Gunner||25th July 1944||Glenalina S1-361|
|McCarroll||Frederick Gordon||Lance Bombardier||27th January 1944||Glenalina D1-61|
|McClure||Thomas Christopher||Leading Aircraftman||19th January 1940||Glenalina F1-418|
|McClurg||James||Gunner||1st February 1940||Glenalina S1-483|
|McCrum||William Scott||Captain||3rd December 1940||N-305|
|McEwen||Dennis William Andrew||Leading Telegraphist||11th April 1945||Glenalina BS-103|
|McIlvenny||James||Warrant Officer Class II||17th March 1941||Glenalina T-407|
|McKenzie||John||Aircraftman 2nd Class||28th April 1946||N2-757|
|McMaster||James||Sergeant||23rd October 1940||Glenalina AS-89|
|McMullan||William Neill||Sergeant||24th May 1943||Glenalina G-120|
|McNeill||John||Chief Steward||29th July 1940||Glenalina A-372|
|McVeigh||James Thomas||Rifleman||11th March 1941||Glenalina S1-202|
|Nash||William Lloyd||Sub-Lieutenant||5th November 1945||Glenalina BS-127|
|Niblock||Frank Alexander||Private||7th November 1944||Glenalina AS-24|
|Nicholson||John||Chief Steward||2nd August 1944||Glenalina D-104|
|Nicholson||John Archibald||Sergeant||26th April 1941||Glenalina AS-97|
|O'Halloran||Charles||Corporal||27th January 1942||Glenalina CS-88|
|O'Neill||Felix||Stoker 2nd Class||14th May 1942||Glenalina D-19|
|Oliver||John||Seaman||13th January 1945||C1-538|
|Orr||James||Sapper||3rd October 1940||Glenalina L1-218|
|Parsley||Charles Henry||Sergeant||8th February 1943||Glenalina AS-8|
|Penny||Claude William||Storekeeper||7th January 1941||Glenalina D-118|
|Phillips||Henry||Warrant Officer Class I||16th April 1941||Glenalina AS-93|
|Pickup||Harry Norman||Lance Corporal||5th May 1941||Glenalina W-385|
|Polley||Edward Victor||Lieutenant||3rd March 1943||Glenalina J-38|
|Power||Dermot Michael||Able Seaman||2nd November 1941||Glenalina D-12|
|Price||Frederick||Private||10th January 1947||Glenalina A-249|
|Purdy||Clifford Irwin||Coder||13th April 1945||Glenalina BS-108|
|Quirey||John||Signalman||15th February 1941||Glenalina AS-91|
|Rattray||William Russell||Pilot Officer||11th March 1942||Glenalina AS-120|
|Raven||Tom Harrison||Lieutenant||31st March 1945||Glenalina BS-131|
|Relf||Lyn Edgar Landon||Signalman||31st March 1945||Glenalina BS-130|
|Rendle||Leslie Ernest Winston||Able Seaman||18th December 1941||Glenalina D-123|
|Richards||Richard C E||Petty Officer||18th October 1941||Glenalina D-11|
|Robinson||Bernard Joseph||Private||6th July 1942||Glenalina CS-90|
|Robinson||Robert||Gunner||13th October 1940||Glenalina S1-176|
|Ross||John Reynolds||Private||5th May 1941||Glenalina AS-98|
|Rubury||Donald Meredith||Private||29th October 1942||Glenalina AS-2|
|Sanderson||Cyril Edward Russell||Pilot Officer||29th June 1941||Glenalina AS-108|
|Sanderson||Samuel||Sergeant||9th August 1940||Glenalina H-89|
|Saunders||George J H||Able Seaman||15th April 1941||Glenalina D-126|
|Schwarz||John Alan||Lieutenant||1st November 1944||Glenalina BS-24|
|Seaward||Norman Leslie||Staff Sergeant||5th May 1941||Glenalina AS-101|
|Sedgewick||John||Rifleman||27th March 1942||Glenalina T1-412|
|Shaw||John||Aircraftman 2nd Class||9th April 1941||Glenalina F1-403|
|Shaw||Kenneth Lawrence||Private||5th May 1941||Glenalina AS-104|
|Shimmin||Alfred George||Leading Stores Assistant||11th April 1945||Glenalina BS-104|
|Silverman||Anthony Myer||Aircraftman 1st Class||16th April 1941||Glenalina AS-92|
|Sims||William John Cleverly||Stoker 1st Class||27th April 1945||Glenalina BS-19|
|Slasor||William||Stoker 2nd Class||23rd March 1947||Glenalina BS-102|
|Slavin||Henry||Rifleman||16th April 1941||Glenalina R1-214|
|Sloman||Herbert William Thornley||Flight Sergeant||16th March 1942||Glenalina AS-122|
|Smiley||Samuel||Corporal||9th December 1943||Glenalina O-383|
|Smith||George Henry||Skipper||4th January 1944||Glenalina D-27|
|Smith||George Alexander||Ordinary Signalman||10th January 1944||Glenalina D-29|
|Smith||Samuel||Fusilier||22nd November 1945||Glenalina B2-586|
|Spence||Hugh||Sergeant||31st March 1941||G2-349|
|Sterling||Henry||Aircraftman 2nd Class||17th February 1946||Glenalina T-155|
|Stevens||Thomas Charles||Flight Sergeant||29th March 1943||Glenalina AS-11|
|Stewart||Archibald Herbert Sanderson||Sergeant||5th May 1941||Glenalina AS-102|
|Stewart||Joseph||Flight Sergeant||22nd July 1941||Glenalina T1-233|
|Stone||Thomas||Aircraftman 1st Class||21st September 1946||Glenalina J1-591|
|Strachan||James Sherman||Flying Officer||8th April 1943||Glenalina AS-16|
|Taylor||James||Ordinary Seaman||5th May 1941||Special Memorial|
|Thompson||Hugh Joseph||Rifleman||3rd June 1940||Glenalina A-362|
|Thompson||James||Rifleman||7th January 1942||Glenalina AS-114|
|Tickell||John Maurice Mends||Lieutenant||28th August 1942||Glenalina D-21|
|Tinsley||Ernest||Gunner||22nd November 1940||Glenalina S1-191|
|Traynor||James||Gunner||9th March 1942||Glenalina R-185|
|Tucker||Alfred||Warrant Officer Class I||20th September 1945||Glenalina Y-328|
|Vance||Herbert||Sergeant||20th October 1944||Glenalina Q1-330|
|Vidamour||Victor||Cook||26th October 1944||Glenalina S1-398|
|Vilanou||Cecil||Private||20th April 1942||Glenalina CS-89|
|Wade||Leonard Perry||Sub-Lieutenant||2nd October 1945||Glenalina BS-128|
|Wainwright||Kenneth John||Sub-Lieutenant||3rd August 1943||Glenalina BS-129|
|Ward||Richard Fowler||Major||5th May 1941||Glenalina AS-99|
|Warren||William Montague||Lance Corporal||28th August 1940||Glenalina AS-85|
|Weir||Richard||Stoker 1st Class||12th December 1946||Glenalina R-1|
|Werts||George Leslie||Lieutenant||12th June 1943||Glenalina D-24|
|White||John Albert||Telegraphist||31st March 1945||Glenalina BS-21|
|Wilkinson||Robert Stewart||Corporal||11th October 1940||E-287|
|Wilkinson||John||Stoker 1st Class||3rd June 1942||Glenalina D-20|
|Williams||Douglas||Flight Sergeant||12th June 1943||Glenalina AS-21|
|Williams||Edward Glyndwr||Flight Sergeant||21st June 1941||Glenalina AS-109|
|Williams||Lindsay Ross||Flight Sergeant||16th March 1942||Glenalina AS-125|
|Willis||Leonard Charles||Cleaner||3rd August 1943||Glenalina BS-129|
|Wilson||Richard||Rifleman||25th February 1942||Glenalina R1-266|
|Wilson||William||Fusilier||2nd September 1945||Glenalina T-60|
|Wilson||William Agnew||Stoker 1st Class||12th February 1942||Glenalina D-17|
|Wing||Arthur Robert||Stoker||20th May 1942||Glenalina D-18|
|Wotherspoon||Eric Alexander Lockhart Blair||Sub-Lieutenant||30th March 1946||BS-18|
|Wytkin||Merle Noel||Flying Officer||8th April 1943||Glenalina AS-15|
|Young||Robert||Gunner||8th July 1942||Glenalina AS-131|
Jeannie Elizabeth Armstrong
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 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 Herbert Montague Brooker served with the Royal Army Medical Corps and was based at No. 24 British General Hospital at Campbell College in Belfast.
Leslie George Chapman
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.
Aircraftwoman 1st Class
Elizabeth Joyce Coleman
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.
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.
Gunner Robert Crawford served with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery. He saw action across Europe and survived Dunkirk.
Joseph John Darragh
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 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 Matthew Chalmers Dowds served in 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers when he died on 17th December 1940. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery.
Lloyd Sidney Dyer
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.
Alfred Mandale Fisher
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.
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 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 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 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 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
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 David Sime Gordon served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.
Corporal Leon Guglielmazzi served with the Pioneer Corps and was stationed at a military hospital based at Campbell College, Belfast on 5th May 1941.
Charles Francis George Thomas Hallaran
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 John Thomas Harris of the Pioneer Corps died during the Blitz as the Luftwaffe attacked Campbell College Military Hospital in east Belfast.
John James Hawe
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.
Edward Valentine Hemelryk
Major Edward Valentine Hemelryk served with the Pioneer Corps in 1941 when he died during the Belfast Blitz. He had already received a DSO in World War One.
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.
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 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.
William Wilson Kirby
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.
Thomas Wright Lannigan
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 Albert Gillian Lightfoot served in the Royal Navy. He died on 16th January 1941 when a hand grenade accidentally exploded onboard HMS Broke.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
James Thomas McVeigh
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.
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 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.
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.
Edward Victor Polley
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 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 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.
Leslie Ernest Winston Rendle
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.
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.
John Alan Schwarz
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 Norman Leslie Seaward served with the Royal Army Medical Corps based at the Campbell College Military Hospital in Belfast in May 1941.
Kenneth Lawrence Shaw
Private Kenneth Lawrence Shaw served with the Pioneer Corps based at the No. 24 British General Hospital, Campbell College, Belfast when he died on 5th May 1941.
Stoker 2nd Class
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Fowler Ward
Major Richard Fowler Ward is buried in Belfast City Cemetery. While serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps, he was killed in the Blitz of 5th May 1941.
Stoker 1st Class
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 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.
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.
Norwegian Merchant Navy
The graves of 3 seamen from the Norwegian Merchant Navy lie next to each other in Belfast City Cemetery.
2nd Mate Hallvard Halgjem served in the Norwegian Merchant Navy during World War Two. He died on 6th December 1942 and is buried in Belfast, Co. Antrim.
Born in Norway, seaman John Jansen was with Convoy HX 159 on board M/S Helgøy in Belfast Lough, Belfast, Co. Antrim when he died on 13th December 1941.
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.
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 Name||First Name(s)||Date of Death||Grave|
|Kane||Denis Dermot||3rd November 1939||M-945|
|Edgar||Leonard||23rd May 1940||L-242|
|Scott||Robin||27th May 1940||K-244|
|McCullough||John Edward||10th June 1940||Glenalina W-36|
|Boyle||John||15th June 1940||Glenalina Q-236|
|Sanderson||Samuel||9th August 1940||Glenalina H-89|
|Calvert||John||10th October 1940||I-53|
|McDowell||Frederick||15th October 1940||Q-494|
|Haveron||John||29th November 1940||Glenalina E-219|
|Sheeran||William James||24th March 1941||F1-292|
|Bradley||John W||15th October 1941||Glenalina P-91|
|Fisher||Alfred Mandale||6th December 1941||F-430|
|Hutchinson||John||24th January 1942||B-574|
|Kane||Bryan Desmond||7th March 1942||M-945|
|Luney||William||1st April 1942||Glenalina L-347|
|Reid||Robert||18th April 1942||E1-25|
|Jeffrey||John Hagan||11th August 1942||B1-813|
|MacDonald||George Rodway||20th October 1942||I-15|
|Barton||Charles Henry||7th November 1942||A2-381|
|Cardwell||James||31st December 1942||Glenalina O-203|
|Bloomer||William Frederick||18th February 1943||Glenalina H-166|
|Boyd||David J||15th August 1943||Glenalina A-217|
|Neill||William Frederick||3rd November 1943||J-455|
|Nelson||John Frederick||7th February 1944||Glenalina L1-304|
|Bloomer||Thomas Henry||8th February 1944||H3-636|
|Johnston||Robert Irvine||25th April 1944||J-224|
|Gibson||William||1st July 1944||Glenalina V-138|
|Lindsay||Edward Workman||12th August 1944||K-346|
|Conroy||William Holt||21st August 1944||I-550|
|Parkinson||Joseph Millar||12th September 1944||G1-215|
|Taylor||William Cummings||29th September 1944||K-64|
|Martin||George A||28th April 1945||B2-341|
|Thompson||Kenneth||7th April 1945||Glenalina N-159|
|Stanley||Robert William||3rd June 1945||B2-475|
|Bell||William John||25th July 1945||Glenalina Q-71|
|Lloyd-Dodd||Alfred Ernest||30th July 1945||B-19|
|Alexander||William J||13th September 1945||Glenalina B-146|
|Wilkinson||George||16th October 1945||Glenalina L-185|
|Sheals||Francis Eric||4th January 1942||A2-4|
William Frederick Bloomer
William Frederick Bloomer from Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 18th February 1943 while serving in Burma with 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Denis Dermot Kane
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 Frederick Neill
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 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.
Frances Eric Sheals
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.