80th Anniversary of the Dockside Raid

80th Anniversary of the Dockside Raid

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Dockside Raid, the first of four air raids of what became known as the Belfast Blitz.

Fifteen men ultimately lost their lives as a result of enemy action on the night of 7/8th April 1941.

They were;

Thomas George Bell, 38

John Esdale, 72

Daniel Fee, 25

Thomas Gardener Ferguson, 53

Samuel Hoy Gowan, 35

Alexander McIlwrath Hagans, 39

Brice Harkness, 25

Peter Jones, 26

Stanley Kyle, 23

Joseph Lambert, 53

Archibald McDonald, 22, pictured with his family (centre)

John Cameron Patience, 60

William Martin Pollock, 32

Thomas Savage, 61, pictured with his wife and daughter (left)

Hugh John Stewart, 48

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