Clough Camp, Clough, Co. Down

Clough Camp was Camp 1 of the 16 established sites for Gibraltar evacuees who came to live in Northern Ireland during the summer of 1944.

Clough (Camp 1)

10 Ballydugan Road

Clough

Co. Down

BT30 8NN

Northern Ireland

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.

Following the Second World War, most of the Gibraltar evacuees returned to their homeland.

Evacuees at Clough Camp, Co. Down

Gibraltar Heritage Trust Photo: Evacuees from Gibraltar protest against the harsh conditions in the Clough Camp, Clough, Co. Down during a cold winter in the Northern Ireland countryside. 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 Name First Name(s) Information
Almeida A Prompter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Alvarez Teresa Lived 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".
Alvarez Violeta Lived 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".
Axisa M Sang in men's chorus and carpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Bado Mrs J Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Bado J Sang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Bado Mrs V Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Beiso Albert Lived 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".
Burke Luisa Lived 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".
Calderon Victor M Lived 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".
Chichon A Performed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Chichon Miss L Performed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Coom Clive Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Cruz Ernest Lived 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".
Cruz John Lived 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".
Cruz John Lived 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".
Estella Antonio Lived 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".
Estella Thomas Lived 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".
Feetham Michael Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Feetham Walter Played mandolin at a concert. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Fernandez Harry Played piano at a concert. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Garcia A Sang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Grech M Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Infante Lourdes Lived 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.
Infante Manuel Lived 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.
Infante Mary Lived 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.
Infante Mercedes Lived 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.
Infante Oscaria Lived 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.
Infante Victor Lived 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.
Harrison Charles Lived 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".
Holliday Salvador Lived 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".
Kinder James Lived 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".
Kinder Luis Lived 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".
Lavagna Miss J Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Lavagna Miss R Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Macedo M Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Martinez B Sang in men's chorus. Wardrobe and carpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Martinez J Sang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
McEwan J Performed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
McEwan L Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Moreno J Sang in men's chorus. Prompter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Ocana Anthony Lived 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".
Ocana Olga Lived 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".
Ochello A Sang in ladies' chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Ochello Juan Played banjo at a concert. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Ochello Miss L Performed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Peire Hilda Lived 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".
Peire John Lived 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".
Saccone John Lived 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".
Sanchez Elsie Lived 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".
Sanchez John Lived 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".
Sanchez Kitty Lived 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.
Sciacaluga Mr M Sang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Sciacaluga Mr SJ Sang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Sciacaluga V Sang in men's chorus. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Sene J Carpenter for play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Ullger H Performed in childrens' play. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Ventura Jacinto Lived 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".
Victory Lionel Lived 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".
Victory Octavio Lived 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".
Worley Alfred Lived 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".
Worley George Lived 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".
Worley James Lived 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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