Norman Leslie Seaward

Staff Sergeant Norman Leslie Seaward served with the Royal Army Medical Corps based at the Campbell College Military Hospital in Belfast in May 1941.

Staff Sergeant

Norman Leslie Seaward

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Staff Sergeant Norman Leslie Seaward served with the Royal Army Medical Corps based at the Campbell College Military Hospital in Belfast in May 1941.

Staff Sergeant Norman Leslie Seaward (7343236) served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War Two. He died at Campbell College Military Hospital on 5th May 1941 during the Belfast Blitz.

Seaward served at the hospital with the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1941. His last known address was 20 Bertie Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England.

Blitz damage at Campbell College

Imperial War Museum Photo: The Belfast Blitz of May 1941 devastated the No 24 British General Hospital at Campbell College, Belfast. The wards in the school grounds consisted mainly of Nissen huts. This photo features in the book ‘Bodies In Our Backyard’ by Elaine McClure.

Death in the Blitz

He died on 5th May 1941, one of nineteen medical staff and patients killed in the Luftwaffe raid on Campbell College Military Hospital. He was 31 years old. Norman Leslie Seaward served at the No. 24 British General Hospital based at the Belfast school. This was the last Luftwaffe raid on Belfast in what became known as Belfast Blitz.

Campbell College Military Hospital

Imperial War Museum Photo: Severe damage caused to the Nissen hut wards at Campbell College Military Hospital, Belfast. The Luftwaffe attacked the No. 24 British General Hospital in May 1941. This photo features in the book ‘Bodies In Our Backyard’ by Elaine McClure.

He left behind a wife and young child as the inscription on his headstone in Belfast reads.

Treasured in life, loved in death. Wife and baby.

Seaward’s funeral took place on 9th May 1941. Staff Sergeant Norman Leslie Seaward’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section AS, Grave 101 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

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