Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down

Dundonald Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Dundonald, Co. Down is the final resting place of several members of the armed services who saw action in WW2.

Dundonald Cemetery

743 Newtownards Road


Co. Down

BT16 2QY

United Kingdom

Commonwealth War Graves in Dundonald Cemetery

There are 88 World War Two Commonwealth War Graves Commission graves in Dundonald Cemetery. Many others lost during the war have their names remembered on family memorials.

Last name First Name(s) Rank Date of Death Grave
Brown John Thomas Flying Officer 17th December 1943 A3 166
Coulter Thomas Rifleman 8th February 1942 E1 60
Phillips David Maxwell Warrant Officer Class III 2nd June 1940 E2 55
Jones Ronald Company Quartermaster Sergeant 22nd November 1944 F2 388
Spray Hugh Andrews Gunner 16th June 1940 D1 464
Spridgeon William Edward Gunner 6th February 1947 B4 696
Halliday William Erick Sergeant 10th December 1942 A2 308
Irwin Wallace John Talbot Major 30th January 1947 C5 100
Simpson James Aircraftman 2nd Class 1st October 1944 B5 316
Wilson Samuel Private 3rd March 1947 B4 227
McCracken Charles Henry Kemp Private 9th September 1947 E6 131
Crabbe James Douglas Flying Officer 9th November 1942 E3 698
Murphy Charles Able Seaman 14th April 1945 B5 406
Proudfoot William James Rifleman 3rd July 1947 F5 216
Cole Cecil Leading Aircraftman 5th April 1946 B4 864
Heap William James Sydney Jones Aircraftman 2nd Class 12th March 1942 A2 230
Spratt Robert Gunner 6th February 1946 B1 78
Stewart William James Private 26th August 1941 C1 571
Cooke Elizabeth Aircraftwoman 1st Class 21st November 1945 B4 857
Stockdale Thomas Norman Pilot Officer 28th August 1943 D1 306
Smyth Eric Leading Aircraftman 11th September 1945 B5 417
Winters John Owens Sergeant 2nd December 1943 D2 82
Horner Samuel Young Driver 15th November 1945 B4 728
Hume John French Corporal 15th February 1946 B4 803
Weir Edward Private 14th January 1947 B4 613
Kildea Robert Michael Flying Officer 28th August 1943 E5 235
Agnew Robert Keith Leading Aircraftman 9th December 1941 E3 899
Thompson Fairfield Sergeant 13th September 1942 F6 514
Carrothers Thomas Gunner 19th June 1940 E4 48
Price George Sergeant 13th December 1943 B5 781
Grant Archibald Bombardier 21st February 1942 E5 902
Hegan Robert Stanley Leading Aircraftman 6th January 1943 F5 175
Sterling Robert Camac Pilot Officer 23rd July 1940 B2 294
Hawthorne James Thomas Sergeant 1st February 1941 E6 226
Maxwell William Ernest Norman Flying Officer 23rd January 1943 F3 165
Spence Robert Private 24th September 1942 F5 5
Hamilton George Desmond Flying Officer 14th August 1944 B5 243
Haire John Keatinge Sergeant 6th November 1940 D4 102
McKnight Guy Gunner 20th January 1941 F3 46
Doggart Edmund Horzman Private 4th March 1940 F5 569
Hobson Francis Ordinary Seaman 13th September 1940 C2 318
Scouarnec Joseph Able Seaman 31st October 1945 B4 729
Montgomery John Henry Corporal 15th November 1945 D2 567
McKernan Joseph William Warrant Officer Class II 2nd April 1947 C5 680
Montgomery Hugh Graham Sergeant 13th August 1943 F2 7
Agnew James Thompson Flying Officer 20th April 1944 B2 347
Smyth Aaron Trooper 3rd October 1944 A3 586
Patterson John Private 18th July 1946 D4 636
Nicholl John Sergeant 13th July 1941 B2 417
Haveron Daniel Corporal 17th November 1947 C6 135
Thompson Robert Arnold Second Lieutenant 14th April 1940 C1 9
Guy Hubert Sergeant 18th August 1942 F4 565
Doyle Richard Lance Corporal 10th March 1942 D5 588
Grieve John Donaldson Sergeant 4th February 1945 E4 296
Spence Sydney Driver 28th August 1947 F6 571
Crabb Sydney Reginald Corporal 16th April 1942 A2 250
Evans Thomas Glyndwr Sergeant 24th July 1941 F3 30
Smith Marjorie Mary Private 15th September 1944 B5 576
Graham George Fusilier 16th April 1941 E1 490
Savage Joseph Wardle Leading Aircraftman 8th April 1941 B2 809
Napier Herbert Vincent Corporal 14th May 1943 E6 142
King John Warrant Officer Class III 29th July 1940 F2 877
Titterington James Sergeant 23rd November 1943 A3 118
Coleman John William Petty Officer Stoker 23rd November 1945 B4 639
Polland Joseph Norman Sergeant 19th December 1943 E2 766
Kerr James Francis Ferguson Sergeant 21st October 1940 A1 14
Allingham William Johnston Squadron Leader 27th October 1941 D1 80
Keown Frederick James Sergeant 3rd February 1943 C4 223
McKinney Samuel Alexander Pilot II 30th August 1947 B5 210
Bannister Brian Stanley Flight Lieutenant 17th July 1942 B2 732
Stewart James Gordon Leading Aircraftman 4th June 1947 C5 110
Reid David Corporal 3rd June 1942 A2 183
Finlay Frederick E Private 16th February 1945 E5 344
Jeffrey William Leading Aircraftman 22nd August 1946 E2 107
McFarland John Rifleman 25th March 1942 A2 241
Brown Robert Augustus Corporal 30th July 1942 F4 362
Elliott George Ernest Leading Stoker 10th December 1946 C2 264
Clarke John Corporal 28th March 1940 F6 188
Starrett Richard Rifleman 25th March 1943 B1 744
Thompson John Gunner 28th June 1945 D1 306
Kirkpatrick Andrew Fusilier 11th September 1940 F6 277
Knox Francis Rifleman 8th May 1940 E2 345
Lowry Robert Leading Aircraftman 12th May 1943 E1 11
McCrum Robert Ivan Captain 25th June 1946 A4 21
Rodgers Albert Henry Lance Corporal 25th April 1947 B5 762
Shaw Edmund Verner Flight Sergeant 21st May 1942 D4 105
Sloan Samuel Chief Engineer Officer 28th July 1940 B1 244
McGirr Francis Martin Able Seaman 11th January 1942 E1 52
James Thompson Agnew

James Thompson Agnew

Flying Officer

Flying Officer James Thompson Agnew died on 20th April 1944 in a training crash. With Bomber Command, he won a Distinguished Flying Cross in December 1943.

Robert Keith Agnew

Leading Aircraftman | 1136022

Robert Keith Agnew was a Leading Aircraftman in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was training as a pilot when he died on 9th December 1941.

William Johnston Allingham

Squadron Leader | 77332

Squadron Leader William Johnston Allingham died on 27th October 1942 aged 56 years old. His grave is in Dundonald Cemetery, Co. Down.

Brian Stanley Bannister

Flight Lieutenant | 43089

Flight Lieutenant Brian Stanley Bannister of Belfast died on 17th July 1942 when RAF 24 Squadron's Lockheed Hudson N7253 came down on a flight from Belfast.

John Thomas Brown

Flying Officer | 156611

The RAF suffered heavy losses on the night of 16th-17th December 1943, known as "Black Thursday". Belfast-born John Thomas Brown was one of many losses.

Robert Augustus Brown

Corporal | 816108

Corporal Robert Augustus Brown of Bloomfield, Belfast served in the Auxiliary Air Force as ground crew with RAF 502 Squadron when he died on 30th July 1942.

John Clarke

Corporal | D/24423

Corporal John Clarke from Dundonald, Co. Down served in 6th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, a Home Defence battalion when he died on 28th March 1940.

Cecil Cole

Leading Aircraftman | 623905

Leading Aircraftman Cecil Cole of Roxburgh Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 5th April 1946 having served in the Royal Air Force during World War Two.

HMS Danae and cruisers bound for Normandy

John William Coleman

Petty Officer Stoker | P/K57950

Royal Navy Petty Officer Stoker John William Coleman was born in Liverpool, Lancashire but made a home with his wife and daughter in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Elizabeth Cooke

Aircraftwoman 1st Class | 2098275

On 21st November 1945, Aircraftwoman1st Class Elizabeth Cooke died in Belfast, Co. Antrim. She had served with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in the war.

James Douglas Crabbe

Flying Officer | 119539

Pilot Officer James Douglas Crabbe of Belfast, Co. Down was a flying instructor with the Royal Air Force when he died while training on 9th November 1942.

George Ernest Elliott

Leading Stoker | D/KX 81795

Leading Stoker George Ernest Elliott served in the Royal Navy throughout the Second World War. He died in Belfast on 10th December 1946.

Thomas Glyndwr Evans

Sergeant | 3957965

Born in Wales, Sergeant Thomas Glyndwr Evans served in 1/5th Battalion Welch Regiment at the time of his death in Belfast, Co. Antrim on 24th July 1941.

Frederick Ernest Finlay

Private | 6984160

Private Frederick Ernest Finlay died at Purdysburn Emergency Hospital, Belfast, Co. Antrim on 16th February 1945. He served in the Corps of Military Police.

Archibald Grant

Archibald Grant

Bombardier | 1463105

Bombardier Archibald Grant died on 21st February 1942. He was a former player at Linfield Football Club before enlisting in the Territorial Army in 1939.

Hubert Guy

Sergeant | 1096085

Sergeant Hubert Guy of Belfast died on 18th August 1942 when his Hawker Hurricane crashed in a training accident near Forfar, Scotland.

Sergeant John Keatinge Haire

John Keatinge Haire


Sergeant John Keatinge Haire was a pilot with RAF 145 Squadron during the Battle of Britain who sacrificed his life to save others on the Isle of Wight.

William Erick Halliday

Sergeant | 1126208

Sergeant William Erick Halliday lived on Cyprus Avenue in East Belfast when he went to war. He died in training with the Royal Air Force in December 1942.

George Desmond Hamilton

Flying Officer | 150802

Flying Officer George Desmond Hamilton of Belfast died on 14th August 1944 when his Airspeed Oxford ED223 crashed on a training flight.

William James Sydney Jones Heap

Aircraftman 2nd Class | 1123746

Aircraftman 2nd Class William James Sydney Jones Heap died on 12th March 1942 when his Blackburn Botha plane crashed into a cliff face on the Isle of Man.

Ronald Jones

Company Quartermaster Sergeant | 3907957

Ronald Jones served as a Company Quartermaster Sergeant in the Welch Regiment when he died on 22nd November 1944. His grave is in Dundonald, Co. Down.

Frederick James Keown

Sergeant | 1079113

Sergeant Frederick James Keown died on 3rd February 1943 when Wellington BK241 crashed at Church Broughton, Derbyshire. His grave is in Dundonald, Co. Down.

Robert Michael Kildea

Flying Officer | 118092

Flying Officer Robert Michael Kildea of Templemore Avenue, Belfast was a Pilot in R.A.F. 86 Squadron at his time of death on 28th August 1943.

John King

Warrant Officer Class III | 7008389

Warrant Officer Class III John King was a Platoon Sergeant Major in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles when he died in a road collision on 29th July 1940.

Robert Lowry

Leading Aircraftman | 1502000

Leading Aircraftman Robert Lowry died on 12th May 1943 after the dispersal hut of D Flight, RAF No. 1658 Heavy Conversion Unit caught fire in Yorkshire.

Robert Ivan McCrum

Captain | 152246

Retired British Army Captain Robert Ivan McCrum of Belfast died on 25th June 1946 after having been recalled to the General Service Corps in wartime.

John McFarland

Rifleman | 25089

Rifleman John McFarland was enlisted in the 30th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles when he died at Campbell College Military Hospital on 25th March 1942.

Samuel Alexander Moore McKinney

Pilot II | 1795958

Pilot II Samuel Alexander Moore McKinney died as a result of a motorcycle accident in Deben, Suffolk on 30th August 1947. He served in RAF 54 Squadron.

Guy McKnight

Gunner | 1523252

Gunner Guy McKnight of Belfast, Co. Down died on 20th January 1941. He served in 315th Battery, 102nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

George Herbert Menary


Sergeant George Herbert Menary from Belfast, Co. Antrim is buried in Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down. He died on 1st April 1949 after the war's end.

Hugh Graham Montgomery

Sergeant | 657862

Sergeant Hugh Graham Montgomery died on 13th August 1943 while serving with the Royal Air Force. He also served with the Royal Artillery.

David Maxwell Phillips

Warrant Officer Class III | 6976134

Warrant Officer Class III David Maxwell Phillips died on 2nd June 1940 after returning to England with 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers from Dunkirk.

William James Proudfoot

Rifleman | D/25113

Rifleman William James Proudfoot died on 3rd July 1947 aged 63 years old having served with 7th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles in the Second World War.

Joseph Wardle Savage

Joseph Wardle Savage

Leading Aircraftman | 1109070

Leading Aircraftman Joseph Wardle Savage from Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 8th April 1941 after his De Havilland Tiger Moth collided with another in mid-air.

Joseph Scouarnec

Able Seaman

Able Seaman Joseph Scouarnec was a Free French member of the Merchant Navy who died in Belfast on 31st October 1945 having travelled the world.

Edmund Verner Shaw

Flight Sergeant | 748518

Flight Sergeant Edmund Verner Shaw died on 21st May 1942 when his Avro Anson bomber of the RAF's No. 21 OTU came down near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

James Simpson

Aircraftman 2nd Class | 1905744

Aircraftman 2nd Class James Simpson of Belfast died in England on 1st October 1944. His grave is in Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down.

Samuel Sloan

Chief Engineer Officer

Chief Engineer Officer Samuel Sloan served in the Merchant Navy on SS Orlock Head at the time of his death on 28th July 1940 as a result of enemy action.

Aaron Smyth

Trooper | 7018785

Trooper Aaron Smyth served in the Reconnaissance Corps at the time of his death on 3rd October 1944. His grave is in Dundonald Cemetery, Co. Down.

Robert Spence

Private | 7018821

Private Robert Spence served in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps when he died at Massereene Hospital, Antrim, Co. Antrim on 24th September 1942.

Robert Spratt

Gunner | 1472242

Gunner Robert Spratt served in the Royal Artillery during World War Two. He died on 6th February 1946 in his brother in law's house in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Hugh Andrews Spray

Hugh Andrews Spray

Gunner | 1465681

Gunner Hugh Andrews Spray of Glenfarne Street, Belfast died on 16th June 1940 while en route back to the United Kingdom to receive treatment for his wounds.

William Edward Spridgeon

Gunner | 4795773

Gunner William Edward Spridgeon of Thorndyke Street, Belfast, Co. Down died on 6th February 1947 after serving in World War Two with the Royal Artillery.

Richard Starrett

Rifleman | D/25132

Rifleman Richard Starrett was born in Barrow-in-Furness and moved to Belfast, Co. Antrim. During World War One, he enlisted with the Royal Irish Rifles.

Robert Camac Sterling

Pilot Officer | 77981

Pilot Officer Robert Camac Sterling was the only member of his RAF 149 Squadron crew killed when a BF110 attacked their Wellington on 23rd July 1940.

James Gordon Stewart

Leading Aircraftman | 650034

Leading Aircraftman James Gordon Stewart died on 4th June 1947 aged 29 years old having served during the Second World War with the Royal Air Force.

William James Stewart

Private | D/39922

Private William James Stewart of Belfast died on 26th August 1941 while serving in the United Kingdom with 10th Battalion The King's Regiment.

Thomas Norman Stockdale

Pilot Officer | 52486

Pilot Officer Thomas Norman Stockdale of Bangor, Co. Down died when Bristol Beaufighter LZ156 crashed in Scotland on 28th August 1943.

James Titterington

Sergeant | 1796161

Sergeant James Titterington was a Flight Engineer on board Halifax JB926 that crashed in horrific weather conditions over Yorkshire on 24th November 1943.

Edward Weir

Private | D/24547

Edward Weir, the son of a Scottish rivetter in Belfast's shipyards, died on 14th January 1947 after treatment in the UVF Hospital, Upper Galwally, Belfast.

Family Memorials in Dundonald Cemetery

These names are inscribed and remembered on family plots in Dundonald Cemetery, Co. Down.

John Anderson


Greaser John Anderson served in the Merchant Navy on M.V. Fort Richepanse at the time of his death on 3rd September 1941. He lived in Belfast.

Robert Corbett Boyle

Chief Steward | 171309

Chief Steward Robert Corbett Boyle served in the Merchant Navy during World War Two. He was on board SS Refast on 26th January 1942 when it was attacked.

Sydney Colbert

Flying Officer | 148102

Flying Officer Sydney Colbert DFC was a member of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve serving in 156 Squadron. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Pilot Officer Vivian Lester Currie

Vivian Lester Currie

Pilot Officer | 106035

Pilot Officer Vivian Lester Currie died on 23rd July 1942 after he engaged with 2 German fighter planes over the English Channel to the north of Brittany.

Samuel Glass

Rifleman | 7020032

Rifleman Samuel Glass of Belfast died on 7th June 1944, shot by a sniper after landing in Normandy with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles the previous day.

Other graves in Dundonald Cemetery

Thomas William Bleakley


Civilian Thomas William Bleakley was a joiner from Thorndyke Street, East Belfast, Co. Down. He died in an air raid shelter on the night of 15th April 1941.

Samuel Hoy Gowan


Firewatcher Samuel Hoy Gowan was a Firewatcher at Pollock Dock, Belfast, Co. Antrim when he died on 8th April 1941 in The Docks Raid of the Belfast Blitz.

Alexander McIlwrath Hagans


Firewatcher Alexander McIlwrath Hagans died on 8th April 1941 while working at the Harland and Wolff Shipyard during The Docks Raid of the Belfast Blitz.

James Francis Ferguson Kerr

Sergeant | 748075

Sergeant James Francis Ferguson Kerr of Strandtown, Belfast died as a result of an incident on 21st October 1940 while with No. 13 O.T.U.

Stanley Kyle


Stanley Kyle of 40 Hillview Avenue, Belfast, Co. Down worked at Harland and Wolff Shipyard. when the Luftwaffe attacked on the night of 7th-8th April 1941.

Archibald McDonald


Volunteer fireman Archibald McDonald from Belfast was among the first Auxiliary Fire Service victims of the Luftwaffe's Belfast Blitz on 8th April 1941.

George Herbert Menary


Sergeant George Herbert Menary from Belfast, Co. Antrim is buried in Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down. He died on 1st April 1949 after the war's end.

Sydney Spence

Driver | T/5334829

Driver Sydney Spence of Belfast served in the Royal Army Service Corps at his time of death on 28th August 1947 after the Second World War.

William Robert Watt


Sergeant William Robert Watt served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during World War Two. He was born in 1914 in Belfast, Co. Antrim.