Mary Ann Crotty

Mary Ann Crotty lived at 8 Thorndyke Street, Belfast. She shared a home with her sister Matilda. Both women lost their lives during the Belfast Blitz.

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Mary Ann Crotty

Mary Ann Crotty lived at 8 Thorndyke Street, Belfast. She shared a home with her sister Matilda. Both women lost their lives during the Belfast Blitz.

Mary Ann Crotty lived at 8 Thorndyke Street, Belfast. She shared a home with her sister Matilda Violet Bleakley. Matilda’s husband Thomas William Bleakley also lived in the house.

Belfast Blitz - Thorndyke Street

Photo: AR 175 (Part of the Belfast Telegraph Collection). Rescue teams, Air Raid Precaution Wardens and Vicars amongst the remains of Thorndyke Street, Belfast. 16th April 1941.

Belfast: A City Blitzed

Mary died when the roof of the Thorndyke Street public air raid shelter collapsed. Many of those inside died on the night of 15th – 16th April 1941. She was 57 years old.

Ms Crotty was the daughter of William Crotty and Elizabeth Crotty. Her sister Matilda Violet Bleakley also lost her life in the shelter that night.

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