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.

John Devenish Condy

Lieutenant | 87458

Lieutenant John Devenish Condy died on 27th May 1940 during the evacuation of Dunkirk. He was a qualified barrister who served in the Royal Artillery.

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.

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.

Moses Charles Frazer

Lance Bombardier | 1116622

Lance Bombardier Moses Charles Frazer served in the British Army's Royal Artillery at the time of his death during the Battle of Normandy on 29th July 1944.

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 in C Squadron of the North Irish Horse. He died on or before 10th March 1943 during his unit's time in Tunisia, North Africa.

William Moody MacDonald

Pilot Officer | 102146

Pilot Officer William Moody MacDonald died in a training accident in Miles Master T8581 on 28th August 1941. His grave is in Bangor New Cemetery, Co. Down.

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.

Flight Sergeant Robert Getgood McCrory

Robert Getgood McCrory

Sergeant | 1024870

Sergeant Robert Getgood McCrory of Banbridge, Co. Down died on 29th July 1942. The former Head Teacher served in Bomber Command with RAF 115 Squadron.

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.

Hugh Graham Montgomery

Sergeant | 657862

Sergeant Hugh Graham Montgomery died on 13th August 1943 while serving with the Royal Air Force. Before 1941, he served with the Royal Artilley in France.

Frederick James Perry

Flight Lieutenant | 119140

Flight Lieutenant Frederick James Perry of Killyleagh, Co. Down died on 27th March 1944 while serving in Singapore with Royal Air Force 28 Squadron.

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.

John Frederick Smellie

Captain | 158421

Captain John Frederick Smellie of Holywood, Co. Down was a commanding officer at his time of death on 23rd September 1943 during Operation Market Garden.

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.