Vera Heaney

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

Civilian

Civilian Vera Heaney was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. She lived with her parents Joseph Andrew Heaney and Edith Heaney, sister Susan Heaney, and brother George Heaney at 14 Percy Street, Belfast at the time of the Luftwaffe attack on the city.

Vera Heaney died on 16th April 1941 aged 18 years old at the Public Air Raid Shelter on Percy Street, Belfast. Her parents Joseph Andrew Heaney and Edith Heaney, and brother George Heaney died as a result of the same incident. Sister Susan Heaney was rescued from the shelter.

Vera’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.

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