Queens University War Memorial, University Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim

In front of the main campus building, stands the Queens University War Memorial bearing 154 names of those who gave their lives during World War Two.

Queens University War Memorial

University Road

Belfast

Co. Antrim

BT7 1NN

United Kingdom

The Queens University War Memorial stands in front of the main campus building at University Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim. It features a bronze statue of the winged goddess Victory sustaining a fallen soldier.

Sir Thomas Brock first designed the piece while Arnold Wright oversaw completion after Brock’s death. It was first dedicated on 21st July 1924 in memory of those who died in The Great War. The Duke of York – later King George VI – carried out the proceedings.

Field-Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke rededicated the memorial on 8th November 1950. He was Chancellor of Queens University at the time. The memorial now serves to remember the fallen of The Great War and Second World War.

The names of those killed from Queens University in World War Two are also listed in a Book of Remembrance. This book is held at Queens University, University Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

War memorial at Queens University Belfast

Statue of the winged goddess Victory on top of a plinth at the Queens University War Memorial. The monument stands in the grounds of the main university building at University Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim. Photo taken in 2014. Copyright Scott Edgar - WartimeNI.

Remembering the Fallen

There are 154 names of those who died in World War Two on the Queens University War Memorial.

Last NameFirst Name(s)RankRegiment
AdamsHarold WilliamFlight LieutenantRoyal Air Force
AlexanderRobertCaptainRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers
AustinStanley MauriceFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
BeattieTudorSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
BeckettAlfred FrancisPilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
BellMaurice WattLieutenantRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers
BonnarWilliam McKeeSquadron LeaderRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
BoydThomas HenryLieutenantRoyal Engineers
BradshawArthur Balfour2nd LieutenantRoyal Corps of Signals
BridgewoodJohn WilliamPilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
BuchananJames GilliamLeading AircraftmanRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
CampbellArchibald NormanFlight LieutenantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
CampbellDavid MarkFlight LieutenantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
CampbellHamish MorayLieutenantRoyal Artillery
ChristieHenry JamesCaptainRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers
ClarkeBasil AlfredFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ColhounWilliam Andrew LawrenceFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
CondyJohn DevenishLieutenantRoyal Artillery
ConnellRobert DesmondLeading AircraftmanRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ConnorJames LawrenceFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
CorrySamuel DavidCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps
CraigAlexander SpenceCaptainRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers
CraigJamesLieutenantRoyal Ulster Rifles
CrawfordNathaniel HughSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
CreelmanJoseph2nd LieutenantLondon Irish Rifles
CromieRobert StevensonFlying-LieutenantRoyal Auxiliary Air Force
CrozierCyril JohnsonSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
CurrieVivan LesterPilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
DallimoreClifford StephenFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
De LoreyAlistair KinsmanGunnerRoyal Artillery
DohertyRobert Aubrey AlexanderFlight LieutenantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
DonohueJohn Richard CharlesFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
DuncanOliverLieutenantRoyal Engineers
DunnJohn HenrySergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
EdmensonWalter AlexanderSub-LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve
ErvinGraham HamiltonSub-LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve
EslerJohn AchesonFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ExleyGeorge ArnoldFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
FergusonReginald GeorgeMajorRoyal Artillery
FlynnJames KevinFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
FraserMelbourne GlaisterFlying SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
FrazerMoses CharlesLance-BombardierRoyal Artillery
FryHumphrey Francis WarrenSquadron LeaderRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
GallenJohnCaptainRoyal Irish Fusiliers
GibsonJohn MalcomsonCaptainRoyal Artillery
GivenHugh MacIvorFlying LieutenantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
GoodchildDavid JohnSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
GordonDavid ShawLieutenant-ColonelRoyal Army Medical Corps
GordonWalterSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
GraceyJ
GraceyNormanLieutenantRoyal Navy
Graeme-CookArthur StanleyFlight SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
GrantAlbert MartinMajorRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers
GreevesHubert GoughMajorRoyal Army Medical Corps
HaddowCharles GrahamFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
HandforthClaude LowryLieutenant1/15 Punjab Regiment 
HendersonJames Graham StewartLieutenantRoyal Engineers
HenningCharles MastermanPilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
HerbertLeopoldCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps
HewittNormanSergeantNorth Irish Horse
HindMichael ChristopherSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
HoltAlwyn Andrew Evelyn StuartFlight-SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
HoustonThomas JacksonSergeantHong Kong Volunteer Defence Force
HyndmanGeorge BlackwoodFlight SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
IagoIan Robert HenryWarrant OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
IrwinJoseph AlexanderFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
JamesRobert KeithFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
JamisonJames QuinnFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
JohnsonBernard MichaelLieutenantRoyal Artillery
JonesThomas IvorFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
KelsoJames Guthrie WallaceFlight SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
KempKenneth JohnSub-LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve
KerrMarkFlight SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
KevillePatrickLieutenantRoyal Suffolk Regiment
KidstonAdrian Alan OliphantLieutenantRoyal Artillery
KirkpatrickRoss McFallSurgeon LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve
KnoxFrancis Samuel BurnsideSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
LawrenceJames Bryce ArmstrongLance-CorporalRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers, transferred to King’s Own Scottish Borderers
LuskGeorge Ian WilsonCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps
LyallDonald BourbonLieutenantRoyal Artillery
McAdamJohnSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McCarrollWilliam JohnFlight LieutenantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McCloghryCharles EdwardCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps
McConaghyCharles HenryPilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McCroryRobert GetgoodSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McCulloughWilliam Errol CharlesShip’s SurgeonMerchant Navy
MacDonaldWilliam MoodyPilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McDougallJP
McDowellWilliam GeorgePilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McElneyLiam HenryWing CommanderRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McGrathLH
MacIlwaineAlexander Gillilan JohnsonLieutenant-ColonelRoyal Army Medical Corps
McKeeAlbert VantyneAircraftmanRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McKeeCharles JamesLieutenantRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McKeeIan Ernest CooteLieutenantRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers
McKeeThomas Stanley ClarkeGunnerRoyal Artillery
McLarenRobert CharlesSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McMullanCecil BrianSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McNabneySamuelPilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McNamaraRobert WilliamCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps
McNeillyWilliam St. ClairFlight-LieutenantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
McWhirterJames RussellSquadron LeaderRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
MageeHugh LarmourFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserver
MarksHughSurgeon-LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve
MarshallRobert William StanleySquadron LeaderRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
MarshallRoland GommFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
MaxwellWilliam Ernest NormanFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
MayneThomas DunwoodyFlight SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
MilesWilliam DavidCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps
MontgomeryHugh GrahamSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
MooreCharlesCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps
MorrowMartin McAuleyLieutenant-ColonelRoyal Army Medical Corps
MunceIan LindsayPilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
NapierWilliamMajorRoyal Army Medical Corps
NelsonRonaldFlight SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
O’MahonyJoseph ClementSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
OrrRonald MervynSub-LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve
OrrWilfred Burnet FarisMajorRoyal Army Medical Corps
PerryFrederick JamesFlight-LieutenantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
PolleyEdward VictorLieutenantRoyal Canadian Engineers
PringleTerence AlexanderSquadron LeaderRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
PurceNorman JamesFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ReayGeoffrey NormanFlying OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ReevesArthur HeatonLeading AircraftmanRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ReidAdiel Elad HazaelCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps
RichardsDonald Norman RussellSapperRoyal Engineers
RobinsonHugh VincentPilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
RobinsonJames MairsCaptainBlack Watch
RobinsonWilliam ArthurSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
RoddyFrancis AugustusLieutenant-ColonelRoyal Army Medical Corps
ShimminJohn HaroldFlight SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Sidney-SmithEdwin Desmond SprouleSergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
SmellieJohn FrederickCaptainGlider Pilot Regiment
SmythAlexander McIntoshLieutenantRoyal Irish Fusiliers
StanleyMervyn John CameronWing CommanderRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
StevensonAlex KingSurgeon CommanderRoyal Navy
StewartHarry ThorpeCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps
ThompsonChester William McKineySquadron LeaderRoyal Air Force
ThomsonHumphrey BarronCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps
ThornberryEdward WindsorSub-LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve
TilfordStanley GeraldAircraftmanRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
TrimbleRobert Frederick MartinShip’s SurgeonMerchant Navy
TurnerDeryck WilfredLieutenantRoyal Artillery
TurnerNormanFlight SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
UnwinJohn RalphScientific OfficerMinistry of Aircraft Production
WaltersJohn RalphRoyal Engineers
WatsonHenry de LandreFlight LieutenantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
WheelerDouglas ReidLieutenant-ColonelIndian Engineers
WilliamsNewton Hunter MiddletonFlight SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
WilsonAndrew Victor SproulePilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
WilsonFrederick RainsfordLieutenantRoyal Engineers
WilsonGranvilleFlight-LieutenantRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
WrightGeorge HenryLieutenantRoyal Engineers
YoungWilliam Lewis JohnstonFlight SergeantRoyal Air Force Volunteer
Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander

Captain • 129996

Captain Robert Alexander of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers died on 19th July 1943. The Irish Rugby and cricket international was fighting in Siciliy.

James Craig

Lieutenant • 115186

Lieutenant James Craig of 7th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles died on 10th May 1941. He was a Olympian and record-holding athelete in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Pilot Officer Vivian Lester Currie

Vivian Lester Currie

Pilot Officer • 106035

Pilot Officer Vivian Lester Currie (106035) died while serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was born on 17th July 1920 in Newhaven Sussex.

Hugh Macivor Given

Flight Lieutenant • 112706

Flight Lieutenant Hugh Macivor Given from Ballymena, Co. Antrim died on 8th February 1943 while serving in the Royal Air Force with 27 Squadron in India.

Norman Hewitt

Sergeant • 7897725

Sergeant Norman Hewitt served with C Squadron of the North Irish Horse. They were part of the Royal Armoured Corps in North Africa during World War Two.

John McAdam

Sergeant • 748076

Sergeant John McAdam served with the Royal Air Force in 41 Squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain and had many aerial battles with the Luftwaffe.

William John McCarroll

Flight Lieutenant • 103019

Flight Lieutenant William John McCarroll served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during World War Two and was killed flying off the coast of Italy.

Robert Charles McLaren

Sergeant • 1515312

Robert Charles McLaren from Sixmilecross in Co. Tyrone was known to family and friends as Charlie. He was killed on a raid with RAF 626 Squadron to Brunswick in January 1944.

Frederick James Perry

Flight Lieutenant • 119140

The name of Frederick James Perry features on the Killyleagh War Memorial in Killyleagh, Co. Down. It is on the World War Two section of the monument.

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.

Henry De Landre Watson

Henry de Landre Watson

Flight Lieutenant • 148537

Flight Lieutenant Henry de Landre Watson served with RAF 48 Squadron at the time of his death on 26th February 1947 on a routine flight from Singapore.

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