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Alexander McIlwrath Hagans

Key Facts

Occupation/Rank: Firewatcher

Date of Death: Tuesday, April 08, 1941

Place of Death: Harland & Wolff Ltd., Queen's Road

Age: 39

Alexander died during the first Luftwaffe raid on Belfast when he and other workers mistook a parachute mine for an German parachutist. Seven men in total were killed when the mine exploded at Harland & Wolff’s Alexandra Works.

He was the son of John and Mary Hagans and husband of Mary and he is buried int Dundonald Cemetery.

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Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
Esdale John 72 Fireman Tuesday, April 08, 1941 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Queen's Road View
Bell Thomas George 38 Fire Watcher Tuesday, April 08, 1941 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Queen's Road View
Kyle Stanley 23 Fitter Tuesday, April 08, 1941 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Queen's Road View
Patience John Cameron 60 Plater Tuesday, April 08, 1941 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Queen's Road View
Savage Thomas 61 Clerk & Firewatcher Friday, June 20, 1941 Injured 8 April 1941 at Harland & Wolff, Queen's Road and died at Royal Victoria Hospital View
Stewart Hugh John 48 Fitter Tuesday, April 08, 1941 Harland & Wolff, Queen's Road View

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