Belfast City Cemetery, Falls Road, Belfast

Belfast City Cemetery on the Falls Road in West Belfast is the final resting place of many victims of the Second World War and the Belfast Blitz of 1941.

Belfast City Cemetery

511 Falls Road

Belfast

BT12 6DE

Northern Ireland

Belfast City Cemetery lies on the Falls Road, Belfast. 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 the Harland and Wolff Shipyard and Thomas Gallaher, the tobacco baron.

Commonwealth War Graves in Belfast City Cemetery

There are 272 Second World War 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 the nearby 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 Valentine 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 Osborne 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
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
Sedgwick 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

James Allen

Gunner | 1519883

Gunner James Allen of Belfast died on 5th July 1947 aged 46 years old after having served during the Second World War in the British Army's Royal Artillery.

Edward James Archer

Carpenter's Mate

Carpenter's Mate Edward James Archer of Belfast sailed on H.M.S. Nairana before he died of Tuberculosis in Belfast on 23rd August 1946.

Jeannie Elizabeth Armstrong

Wren | 41491

Wren Jeannie Elizabeth Armstrong died on 21st August 1943 at home in Belfast. She served in her hometown at the Naval base H.M.S. Caroline.

Edwin George Atkin

Bombardier | 5342342

Bombardier Edwin George Atkin of Dagenham, Essex died at York Dock, Belfast, Co. Antrim on 9th December 1941 after falling into the water in the blackout.

Henry Barrowman

Private | 7013657

Private Henry Barrowman of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 20th February 1944 having served with both the Royal Ulster Rifles and the Gordon Highlanders.

William John Bell

Bombardier | 998334

Bombardier William John Bell of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 25th July 1945 aged 33 years old while serving in the Second World War with the Royal Artillery.

Daniel Archibald Brand

Flight Sergeant | R/119996

Flight Sergeant Daniel Archibald Brand served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He died on 20th January 1942 when RAF Bristol Beaufort L9828 came down.

Matthew Bronski

Fireman

Fireman Matthew Bronski served on HMS Asturias when he died on 3rd August 1943. The ship came under attack from an Italian submarine off the African coast.

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.

Doreen Meta Brown

Private | W/38803

Private Doreen Meta Brown of Downpatrick, Co. Down died on 6th June 1941 aged 18 years old while serving in the British Army Auxiliary Territorial Service.

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.

Ernest Butlin

Private | 5885782

Private Ernest Butlin died on 6th August 1941 while serving in Northern Ireland with 4th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment during the Second World War.

James George Byron

Private | A/11283

Private James George Byron served in both world wars. He died in Belfast serving with the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps on 21st August 1942.

James Cabrey

Gunner | 1489733

Gunner James Cabrey of Belfast died in a Military Hospital on 28th July 1940 while undergoing treatment for wounds received in the retreat from Dunkirk.

Robert James Carson

Marine | PLY/15760

Robert James Carson of Belfast had 22 years' service in the Royal Marines at the time of his death on 15th February 1941 aged 47 years old.

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.

Alfred Robert Coburn

Sergeant | 580946

Sergeant Alfred Robert Coburn of Belfast served in the Royal Air Force with R.A.F. 40 Squadron at the time of his death on 2nd September 1940.

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 in the Second World War. He died after the war's end in Belfast on 10th May 1947.

James Craig

Lieutenant | 115186

Lieutenant James Craig of 7th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles died on 10th May 1941. As well as a soldier, he was an Olympian and record-holding athelete.

Robert Crawford

Gunner | 1473864

Gunner Robert Crawford served with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery before his death on 13th October 1940.

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.

Joseph John Darragh

Joseph John Darragh | 7009604

Lance Corporal Joseph John Darragh of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 21st March 1945 aged 41 years old. He served in 6th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

Arthur Davie

Able Seaman | P/JX 291007

Able Seaman Arthur Davie of Leicestershire died on SS Lochgarry when the vessel went down off the coast of Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim on 20th January 1942.

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.

Samuel Dodds

Private | 7253660

Private Samuel Dodds of Belfast died on 14th August 1943 aged 46 years old. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during wartime.

Victor Frank Douglas Dolan

Able Seaman | P/JX 142717

Able Seaman Victor Frank Douglas Dolan died on 20th June 1941 while undergoing treatment for typhoid in the Civil Fever Hospital, Newtownards, Co. Down.

Harold Douglas

Gunner | 821263

Harold Douglas died on 18th June 1942 serving with 2nd Battery, 1st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. 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 on 5th March 1943 close to R.A.F. Long Kesh.

Robert Ennis

Rifleman | 7019553

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

Harold George Farr

Able Seaman | P/JX 237292

Able Seaman Harold George Farr died on 4th August 1941 when he fell from a motorboat in Belfast Lough having spent the Bank Holiday in Bangor, Co. Down.

Ralph Ferguson

Gunner | 1523895

Gunner Ralph Ferguson lived in Belfast with his wife at his time of death on 20th August 1941. He served in the Royal Artillery in wartime.

Thomas Finney

Private | 6982893

Private Thomas Finney of Moltke Street, Belfast died on 16th July 1945 while serving with the Pioneer Corps. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery.

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

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.

George Golding Gepp

George Golding Gepp

Sick Berth Attendant

Royal Naval Sick Berth Attendant George Golding Gepp of Belfast was on board H.M.L.S.T. 404 when it came under attack on 24th August 1944.

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.

Joseph Greer

Rifleman | 7011223

Rifleman Joseph Greer served in Italy with the Royal Ulster Rifles before returning home injured to Northern Ireland where he died on 10th June 1944.

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.

Andrew Edward Hammond

Storekeeper 1st Class | NAP/R.585505

Storekeeper 1st Class Andrew Edward Hammond died on 27th August 1941 in a tragic accident while transferring between ships docked in Belfast.

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, 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.

Owen Herron

Fireman

Fireman Owen Herron served on HMS Asturias when he died on 3rd August 1943. The ship came under attack from an Italian submarine off the West African coast.

Stanley Hodgkinson

Gunner | 1629668

Gunner Stanley Hodgkinson of Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire died in Northern Ireland on 10th July 1942 while serving in 111th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

James Henry Holt

Rifleman | D/25043

Rifleman James Henry Holt was born in England but lived at 8 Kensington Street, Belfast at the time of his death aged 50 years old on 10th June 1940.

Nora Hughes

Sergeant | W/758

Sergeant Nora Hughes of Belfast served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service in the Second World War. She died in her hometown on 23rd March 1946.

Alexander Hull

Sergeant | 6973254

Sergeant Alexander Hull served in 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during the Second World War. He died in Belfast on 26th April 1941.

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.

John Haggan Jeffrey

John Haggan Jeffrey

Sergeant | 1062344

Sergeant John Haggan Jeffrey of Malone Avenue, Belfast died on 11th August 1942 as Short Sterling W7568 came down after taking off from a Norfolk airfield.

Charles Dennis Judge

Able Seaman | C/JX 254367

Able Seaman Charles Dennis Judge of Lancashire, England died on 20th January 1942 while serving with the Royal Navy on Belfast Lough near Bangor, Co. Down.

Edward Osborne Kaines

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Edward Osborne Kaines died on 29th June 1941 when the car he was in collided with another vehicle on the main Belfast to Bangor Road in Co. Down.

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 destroyer HMS Newark with the Royal Navy when he died at Belfast 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 following treatment at a military hospital in England.

Thomas Loney

Fusilier | 1522941

Fusilier Thomas Loney died on 9th August 1942 while serving with 30th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on Home Defence duties near Larne, Co. Antrim.

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.

Arthur Whitley Sykes Mackie

Leading Cook | NAP R746

Arthur Whitley Sykes Mackie was a Leading Cook with the Naval Auxiliary Personnel at HMS Mersey, Lancashire at the time of his death on 24th July 1941.

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.

Thomas Majurey

Rifleman | 7013776

Rifleman Thomas Majurey of Belfast died on 3rd June 1940 at a military hospital in Dover, Kent after sustaining wounds and returning from Dunkirk in France.

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 Martin

Fusilier | 7044984

Fusilier Thomas Martin served in 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at his time of death on 10th February 1942. His grave is in Belfast.

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.

Samuel Robinson McBurney

Gunner | 1465660

Belfast-born Gunner Samuel Robinson McBurney died on 25th July 1944 while serving with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery.

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 died on 23rd October 1940 as a result of injuries sustained when a Fairey Battle plane came down in Co. Antrim.

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.

Edward Alexander Mitchell

Sergeant | 7007893

Sergeant Edward Alexander Mitchell served in the Royal Artillery in the Second World War. He died on 12th July 1945. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery.

James Walker Montgomery

Corporal | 541538

RAF Corporal James Walker Montgomery died on 6th August 1942 at a military hospital in Northern Ireland. He lived in Angus, Scotland before the war.

Peter Frank Morris

Sergeant | 754457

Sergeant Peter Frank Morris died on 22nd October 1940 when Fairey Battle P6601 came down in poor weather 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.

John Nicholson

Chief Steward

Chief Steward John Nicholson served in the Royal Navy on patrols on H.M.S. Campania. He died on 2nd August 1944. His grave is in Belfast City Cemetery.

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 at HMS Caroline, the Royal Naval headquarters in Belfast.

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 in the Royal Navy. He died on 2nd November 1941 and is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

John Quirey

Signalman | 7006083

John Quirey from North Belfast, Co. Antrim served in the Royal Corps of Signals. He died on 15th February 1941 at Holywood Military Hospital, Co. Down.

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.

Bernard Joseph Robinson

Private | 4927283

Private Bernard Joseph Robinson of 1/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment died on 6th July 1942 while his territorial unit was in Northern Ireland.

Robert Robinson

Gunner | 1465720

Gunner Robert Robinson served with 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment of the Royal Artillery before his death on 14th October 1940.

Cyril Edward Russell Sanderson

Pilot Officer | 63242

Pilot Officer Cyril Edward Russell Sanderson died on 29th June 1941 at Quarry Road, Strandtown, Belfast while in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Samuel Sanderson

Sergeant | 746826

Sergeant Samuel Sanderson died on 9th August 1940 in an R.A.F. training exercise. He was a well-known singer, footballer, and cricketer at home in Belfast.

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.

Joseph Stewart

Flight Sergeant | 627588

Flight Sergeant Joseph Stewart of Belfast died on 22nd July 1941 when a Luftwaffe night fighter intercepted Vickers Wellington R1334 over Hertfordshire.

Hugh Joseph Thompson

Rifleman | 7013406

Rifleman Hugh Joseph Thompson of Belfast returned from the Dunkirk beaches with severe wounds. He died on 3rd June 1940 at a military hospital in England.

John Maurice Mends Tickell

Lieutenant

Lieutenant John Maurice Mends Tickell died at the Savoy Hotel, Bangor, Co. Down on 28th August 1942. He had 40 years' service in the Royal Naval Reserve.

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.

William Montague Warren

Lance Corporal | 7599964

Lance Corporal William Montague Warren served in Ulster with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps at his time of death on 28th August 1940.

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.

Douglas Williams

Flying Officer | J/15206

Canadian Flying Officer Douglas Williams died on 12th June 1943 when his De Havilland Tiger Moth X5045 came down in the ground of Stormont Estate, Belfast.

Edward Glyndwr Williams

Flight Sergeant | 540293

Flight Sergeant Edward Glyndwr Williams drowned on 21st June 1941 while serving with RAF 88 Squadron as part of Coastal Command based at Sydenham Airfield.

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

Royal Naval Patrol Service Stoker Arthur Robert Wing died on 20th May 1942, accidentally drowning while serving on HMS Southern Breeze in Belfast docks.

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.

Robert Young

Gunner | 1103248

Royal Artillery Gunner Robert Young of Dipton, Co. Durham served in Northern Ireland with 110th Field Regiment at the time of his death on 8th July 1942.

Norwegian Merchant Navy

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

Hallvard Halgjem

2nd Mate

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.

John Jansen

Sailor

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.

Karl Trygve Karlsen

Chief Engineer | Norwegian Merchant Navy

Chief Engineer Karl Trygve Karlsen served in the Norwegian Merchant Navy during World War Two. He drowned in Belfast Lough on 20th December 1941.

Commonwealth War Graves in Belfast City Cemetery

WartimeNI Photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstones in Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast. 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. 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
Scott Robin 27th May 1940 K-244

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.

William Holt Conroy

Ordinary Telegraphist | D/JX 619388

William Holt Conroy was a pupil of Royal Belfast Academical Institution. He was on H.M.S. Kite when it came under attack on 21st August 1944.

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.

William Gibson

Private | 5725299

Private William Gibson of Belfast died on 1st July 1944 while serving with 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment in the Battle of Normandy that followed D-Day.

Denis Dermot Kane

Coproral | 543862

Corporal Denis Dermot Kane died on 3rd November 1939 while serving in the R.A.F. His name is commemorated at the family plot in Belfast City Cemetery.

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 Frederick William Neill of Belfast died on Avro Lancaster W4822 on 3rd November 1943. His grave is in Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium.

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

Lance Corporal Robert Reid of Belfast served in 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at his time of death in Burma (now Myanmar) on 18th April 1942.

Robin Scott

Second Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant Robin Scott of Eisleben House, Stranmillis, Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 27th May 1940 while serving with the Royal Artillery at Dunkirk.

Francis 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 of Belfast died in captivity on 29th September 1944 on the Japanese Prisoner of War "Hell Ship" Maros Maru.

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 and joined the Free French Air Force before his death in Belfast on 25th September 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 Wilhelm Dalbeck served in the German Army and was a Prisoner of War in Palace Barracks, Holywood, Co. Down when he died on 23rd July 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 of Duluth, Minnesota died on 3rd October 1942 when USAAF B17 bomber 41-24451 came down on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim.

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 died on 3rd October 1942 when USAAF B17 bomber 41-24451 came down on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim.

Leon Maton

Private

Private Leon Maton served with 2nd (Yser) Infantry Brigade of the Belgian Army. He died following an illness in Belfast on 9th March 1945.

John A McLean

1st Lieutenant | 0435967

1st Lieutenant John A McLean died on 3rd October 1942 when USAAF B17 bomber 41-24451 came down on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim on a ferry flight.

Earl Ervin Perkins

Corporal

On 7th March 1942, Corporal Earl Ervin Perkins was the first serving member of the United States Army to die on European soil during the Second World War.

Friedrich Selbach

Obergefreiter

Friedrich Selbach died on 26th July 1945 in a road traffic collision near Larne, Co. Antrim. The German soldier was part of a convoy of prisoners of war.

Other graves in Belfast City Cemetery

Thomas George Bell

Firewatcher

Firewatcher Thomas George Bell died on 8th April 1941 as the Luftwaffe attacked the Harland and Wolff Shipyard during The Docks Raid of the Belfast Blitz.

Daniel Fee

Firewatcher

Firewatcher Daniel Fee died on 8th April 1941 during The Docks Raid of the Belfast Blitz while volunteering at the offices of Belfast Harbour Commissioners.

Thomas Gardiner Ferguson

Civilian

Thomas Gardiner Ferguson is remembered in Commonwealth War Graves Commission's civilian casualties. He died during the Belfast Blitz on 8th April 1941.

Robert Millar Keenan

Private

Private Robert Millar Keenan from Belfast, Co. Antrim served from Dunkirk, France through North Africa and Italy with the British Army during World War Two.

John Cameron Patience

Civilian

John Cameron Patience died on 8th April 1941 aged 60 years old as Luftwaffe planes attacked Harland and Wolff Shipyard on Queen's Road, Belfast, Co. Down.

William Martin Pollock

Firewatcher

William Martin Pollock was a Firewatcher at ARP Post 622 in Belfast Docks, Co. Antrim when the Luftwaffe first attacked Belfast city on 7th-8th April 1941.

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