Firewatcher Alexander McIlwrath Hagans worked at Harland and Wolff Shipyard Ltd. during World War Two. He was the son of John Hagans and Mary Hagans of Belfast, Co. Antrim.
Alexander McIlwrath Hagans died on 8th April 1941 aged 39 years old. At his time of death, he lived at 41 Harland Street, Belfast, Co. Down with his wife Mary Hagans. His grave is in Section C2, Grave 643 of Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down. His funeral took place on 11th April 1941.