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Blitz Victims List

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Bessie Donnelly

Key Facts

Occupation/Rank: Housewife

Date of Death: 16 April 1941

Place of Death: 26 Unity Street

Age: 44

Bessie was presumed dead as a ‘consequence of war operations’ at an inquest held at Belfast City Hall on 12 June 1941.

She lost her life on Unity Street during the Easter Tuesday Raid when a parachute mine struck the spire of Trinity Street Church.

Four other members of her family were killed along with her friend Mary and Mary’s niece, Susan.

Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
Henry Mary 44 Smoother 16 April 1941 26 Unity Street View
Henry Susan 16 - 16 April 1941 26 Unity Street View
Donnelly Patrick 55 Shoe Maker 16 April 1941 26 Unity Street View
Donnelly Mary 55 Housewife 16 April 1941 26 Unity Street View
Donnelly Hugh 50 Shoe Maker 16 April 1941 26 Unity Street View
Donnelly Marie 6 - 16 April 1941 26 Unity Street View

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