17th April

On 17th April 1942, bus driver Albert Rodden was the victim of a shooting as a result of a tragic road accident involving the US Army in Co. Londonderry.

The shooting of Albert Rodden in Limavady, Co. Londonderry



17th April 2019

The shooting of Albert Rodden on 17th April 1942 was a tragic accident involving a US Army convoy and the mis-firing machine gun of Sergeant WV Clipsham.

Remembering the Fallen

Laura Jane Donnell


Laura Jane Donnell was born in Co. Londonderry but lived in England at her time of death on 17th April 1941 when the Luftwaffe raided the city of London.

Sarah Hughes


Civilian Sarah Hughes of 12 Thorndyke Street, Belfast died on 17th April 1941 at the Royal Victoria Hospital following the Luftwaffe's air raid on the city.

Thomas Barr Murray


Thomas Barr Murray was playing with friends on his 11th Birthday, 17th April 1946, when tragedy struck on a disused rifle range at Magheramorne, Co. Antrim.

Albert Rodden


NIRTB Bus driver Albert Rodden from Dungiven, Co. Londonderry died in a tragic accident involving vehicles from a US Army convoy on 17th April 1942.