Clough Camp, Ballydugan Road, Clough, Co. Down

The Clough Camp was Camp 1 of the sixteen established sites for evacuees from Gibraltar, who came to live in Northern Ireland during the summer of 1944.

Clough (Camp 1)

10 Ballydugan Road

Clough

Co. Down

BT30 8NN

United Kingdom

In July 1944, thousands of evacuees from Gibraltar arrived in Northern Ireland. Military action in their homeland forced the British government to send them to the United Kingdom. Bouncing bomb attacks on London meant many of them then crossed the Irish Sea for safety.

Clough Camp (Camp 1) stood on the Ballydugan Road, Clough, Co. Down. The camp consisted of a range of buildings and Nissen huts. Today, only a red-bricked building remains. This was possibly an electrical generator building.

After the war, most of the Gibraltar evacuees returned to their homeland.

Evacuees at Clough Camp, Co. Down

Evacuees from Gibraltar protest against the harsh conditions in the Clough Camp during the cold, Northern Irish winters. Photo from Gibraltar Heritage Trust. Copyright unknown.

Entertainment at Clough

Harry Fernandez lived on the Clough Camp having come from London in 1944. While in London, his band Harry and his Victory Rascals played 219 dances between 18th October 1940 and 11th June 1944. They made over £900, playing venues such as Whitelands House and Linden Hall. He joined other musicians in Northern Ireland to provide entertainment on the camps.

Residents at Clough Camp

Some of the evacuees from Gibraltar who lived in the Clough Camp, Downpatrick, Co. Down. If you have any further information on these people, please let us know.

Last NameFirst Name(s)Information
AlmeidaAPrompter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
AlvarezTeresaLived at 6 Willis' Road, Gibraltar. Left on 28th July 1940 on the Beckenham (Ship O) as part of contingent 4UK. Sister of Violeta Alvarez. Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
AlvarezVioletaLived at 6 Willis' Road, Gibraltar. Left on 28th July 1940 on the Beckenham (Ship O) as part of contingent 4UK. Sister of Teresa Alvarez. Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
AxisaMSang in men's chorus and carpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
BadoMrs JSang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
BadoJSang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
BadoMrs VSang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
BeisoAlbertLived at 38 Flat Bastion Road, Gibraltar. Left on 9th October 1940 on the Neuralia. Sang in men's chorus and carpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
BurkeLuisaLived at Flat Bastion Road, Gibraltar. Left on 30th July 1940 on the Swinburne (Ship L) as part of contingent 4UK. Performed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
CalderonVictor MLived at 40 Irish Town, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Strategist (Ship I) as part of contingent 4UK. Costumes for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
ChichonAPerformed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
ChichonMiss LPerformed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
CoomCliveIdentified in "We Thank God And England".
CruzErnestLived at 5 Shakery's Passage, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Son of John Cruz. Brother of John Cruz. Played accordion at a concert. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
CruzJohnLived at 5 Shakery's Passage, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Son of John Cruz. Brother of Ernest Cruz. Performed in children's' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
CruzJohnLived at 5 Shakery's Passage, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Father of John Cruz and Ernest Cruz. Conductor at a concert. Scenographer and carpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
EstellaAntonioLived at 15 Lynch's Lane, Gibraltar. Left on 26th July 1940 on the Athlone Castle (Ship D) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of Thomas Estella. Carpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
EstellaThomasLived at 15 Lynch's Lane, Gibraltar. Left on 26th July 1940 on the Athlone Castle (Ship D) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of Antonio Estella. Played mandolin at a concert. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
FeethamMichaelIdentified in "We Thank God And England".
FeethamWalterPlayed mandolin at a concert. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
FernandezHarryPlayed piano at a concert. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
GarciaASang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
GrechMSang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
InfanteLourdesLived at 6 Parody's Passage, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Identified in "We Thank God And England". Daughter of Manuel Infante and Oscaria Infante. Sister of Mary Infante, Mercedes Infante, Victor Infante.
InfanteManuelLived at 6 Parody's Passage, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Identified in "We Thank God And England". Husband of Oscaria Infante. Father of Lourdes Infante, Mary Infante, Mercedes Infante, Victor Infante.
InfanteMaryLived at 6 Parody's Passage, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Identified in "We Thank God And England". Daughter of Manuel Infante and Oscaria Infante. Sister of Lourdes Infante, Mercedes Infante, Victor Infante.
InfanteMercedesLived at 6 Parody's Passage, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Identified in "We Thank God And England". Daughter of Manuel Infante and Oscaria Infante. Sister of Lourdes Infante, Mary Infante, Victor Infante.
InfanteOscariaLived at 6 Parody's Passage, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Identified in "We Thank God And England". With of Manuel Infante. Mother of Lourdes Infante, Mary Infante, Mercedes Infante, Victor Infante.
InfanteVictorLived at 6 Parody's Passage, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Identified in "We Thank God And England". Son of Manuel Infante and Oscaria Infante. Brother of Lourdes Infante, Mary Infante, Mercedes Infante.
HarrisonCharlesLived at Police Barracks, Gibraltar. Left on 30th July 1940 on the City of Windsor (Ship P) as part of contingent 4UK. Sang in men's chorus and carpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
HollidaySalvadorLived at 38 Castle Road, Gibraltar. Left on 30th July 1940 on the Swinburne (Ship L) as part of contingent 4UK. Sang in men's chorus and carpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
KinderJamesLived at 3 Cathedral Square, Gibraltar. Left on 30th July 1940 on the City of Windsor (Ship P) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of Luis Kinder. Sang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
KinderLuisLived at 3 Cathedral Square, Gibraltar. Left on 30th July 1940 on the City of Windsor (Ship P) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of James Kinder. Sang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
LavagnaMiss JSang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
LavagnaMiss RSang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
MacedoMSang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
MartinezBSang in men's chorus. Wardrobe and carpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
MartinezJSang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
McEwanJPerformed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
McEwanLSang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
MorenoJSang in men's chorus. Prompter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
OcanaAnthonyLived at 270 Main Street, Gibraltar. Left on 28th July 1940 on the City of Evansville (Ship K) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of Olga Ocana. Performed in children's' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
OcanaOlgaLived at 270 Main Street, Gibraltar. Left on 28th July 1940 on the City of Evansville (Ship K) as part of contingent 4UK. Sister of Anthony Ocana. Performed in children's' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
OchelloASang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
OchelloJuanPlayed banjo at a concert. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
OchelloMiss LPerformed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
PeireHildaLived at 270 Main Street, Gibraltar. Left on 28th July 1940 on the City of Evansville (Ship K) as part of contingent 4UK. Sister of John Peire. Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
PeireJohnLived at 270 Main Street, Gibraltar. Left on 28th July 1940 on the City of Evansville (Ship K) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of Hilda Peire. Sang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
SacconeJohnLived at Shorthorn Farm, Gibraltar. Left on 21st July 1940 on the Clan McBean (Ship C) as part of contingent 4UK. Make up artist for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
SanchezElsieLived at 5 Frazer's Ramp, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Daughter of Kitty Sanchez. Sister of Elsie Sanchez. Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
SanchezJohnLived at 5 Frazer's Ramp, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Son of Kitty Sanchez. Brother of Elsie Sanchez. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
SanchezKittyLived at 5 Frazer's Ramp, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Baharistan (Ship N) as part of contingent 4UK. Mother of Elsie Sanchez and John Sanchez.
SciacalugaMr MSang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
SciacalugaMr SJSang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
SciacalugaVSang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
SeneJCarpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
UllgerHPerformed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
VenturaJacintoLived at 4 Hospital Steps, Gibraltar. Left on 30th July 1940 on the Swinburne (Ship L) as part of contingent 4UK. Played guitar at a concert. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
VictoryLionelLived at 244 Main Street, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Strategist (Ship I) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of Octavio Victory. Played drums at a concert. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
VictoryOctavioLived at 244 Main Street, Gibraltar. Left on 29th July 1940 on the Strategist (Ship I) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of Lionel Victory. Sang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
WorleyAlfredLived at 5 North Front, Gibraltar. Left on 30th July 1940 on the Brittany (Ship H) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of George Worley and James Worley. Performed in children's' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
WorleyGeorgeLived at 5 North Front, Gibraltar. Left on 30th July 1940 on the Brittany (Ship H) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of Alfred Worley and James Worley. Performed in children's' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
WorleyJamesLived at 5 North Front, Gibraltar. Left on 30th July 1940 on the Brittany (Ship H) as part of contingent 4UK. Brother of George Worley and Alfred Worley. Performed in children's' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
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