Women in the Services
Marjorie Wilson Anderson
WARNING: This article on Senior Commander Marjorie Wilson Anderson deals with the issue of suicide. Miss Anderson died in Ballymena, Co. Antrim in 1943.
Joy Clements was best known as a renowned artist influenced by Carl Gustav Jung's dream theories but during World War Two, she served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
Aircraftwoman 1st Class
Elizabeth Joyce Coleman
Aircraftwoman 1st Class Elizabeth Joyce Coleman was known as Joy. Born in Dublin, she served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War.
Aircraftwoman 1st Class
On 21st November 1945, Aircraftwoman1st Class Elizabeth Cooke died in Belfast, Co. Antrim. She had served with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in the war.
Born in Doagh, Co. Antrim, Kathleen Cuthbert went on to work on some of the highest level, top-secret work in the United Kingdom during World War Two.
Sergeant Nora Hughes served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War Two before her death in her hometown of Belfast, Co. Antrim in March 1946.
Wren Rebecca McCabe served with HMS Caroline, Belfast from 1942-1944 before moving to the Signals Distribution Office, Belfast Castle leading up to D-Day.
Stories of women in Northern Ireland
Matilda Violet Bleakley
Matilda Violet Bleakley lived at 8 Thorndyke Street, Belfast. She was the wife of Thomas William Bleakley. Matilda died during the Belfast Blitz in 1941.
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.
Young mother Emily Douglas died alongside five of her young children as Luftwaffe bombs fell on North Belfast during the Belfast Blitz on 16th April 1941.
Angeline Grattan lived in Bangor, Co. Down with her mother and sister when she died as a result of enemy action on 16th April 1941 during the Belfast Blitz.
Matilda Lillian Grattan
Matilda Lillian Grattan lived in Bangor, Co. Down with her family when she died as a result of enemy action on 16th April 1941 during the Belfast Blitz.
Shelagh Grattan lived in Bangor, Co. Down with her mother and sister when she died as a result of enemy action on 16th April 1941 during the Belfast Blitz.
Edith Kohner, her husband Franz, and two young children came to Northern Ireland as Jewish refugees escaping Hitler's Nazi persecution in Czechoslovakia.
Ruth Kohner made a life in Northern Ireland after escaping to Millisle, Co. Down in 1939 due to Nazi persecution of Jews in her homeland of Czechoslovakia.
Maureen Mathes left Northern Ireland in 1944. The Derry girl became the first Irish GI bride to land in America when she arrived with husband Bob Mathes.