Francis Martin McGirr

Able Seaman Francis Martin McGirr from Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 11th January 1942 on board HM Hospital Ship Vasna while serving in the Royal Navy.

Able Seaman

Francis Martin McGirr

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Able Seaman Francis Martin McGirr served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He died while serving in the Royal Navy at Scapa Flow and his grave is in Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down.

Able Seaman Francis Martin McGirr (D/J105878) served in the Royal Navy during World War Two. He was born on 18th January 1903 in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

He died on 11th January 1942 aged 38 years old on board HM Hospital Ship Vasna at Scapa Flow while serving on HMS Renown. His given address at his time of death was 14 Cregagh Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim. His death came a week before his 39th birthday.

HM Hospital Ship Vasna

Imperial War Museum Photo: IWM (FL 20893) (Part of the Ministry of Defence Foxhill Collection of Ship Photographs). Wartime photo of HM Hospital Ship Vasna. Copyright Royal Navy Official Photographer.

Francis Martin McGirr’s grave is in Section E1, Grave 52 of Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down; a family grave shared with his mother Nancy Kelly. McGirr bequeathed £23 9s 4d to Anna Florence Erskine.

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