Thomas Majurey

Rifleman Thomas Majurey of Belfast died of wounds on 3rd June 1940 having returned to England with the British Expeditionary Force from the Dunkirk evacuation.


Thomas Majurey


Rifleman Thomas Majurey (7013776) served in 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles during the Second World War. Known as Tom, he was the son of Andrew Majurey and Dorothy Majurey of 4 Pollard Street, Belfast. A brother John Majurey of 44 Rathcoole Street, Belfast also served during the Second World War.

Rifleman Majurey died on 3rd June 1940 aged 19 years old at a military hospital in Dover, Kent, England. His cause of death was as a result of wounds sustained during the Dunkirk evacuation. His grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section S1, Grave 312 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast. His headstone bears the inscription:

Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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