Joseph Andrew Heaney

Civilian Joseph Andrew Heaney and other members of his immediate family died on 16th April 1941 while taking refuge in the Percy Street Public Air Raid Shelter.


Civilian Joseph Andrew Heaney was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. He lived with his wife Edith Heaney, daughters Susan Heaney and Vera Heaney, and son George Heaney at 14 Percy Street, Belfast at the time of the Luftwaffe attack on the city.

He was the youngest son of the late Samuel Heaney. Joseph Andrew Heaney died on 16th April 1941 aged 52 years old at the Public Air Raid Shelter on Percy Street, Belfast. His wife Edith Heaney, daughter Vera Heaney, and son George Heaney died as a result of the same incident. Daughter Susan Heaney was rescued from the shelter.

Joseph’s grave is in Carnmoney Cemetery, Carnmoney, Co. Antrim. A funeral service took place at 1530hrs on 19th April 1941 from City Morgue, Laganbank Road, Belfast.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission list of civilian casualties lists his name as “A.J. Heaney”.

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