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Blitz Victims List


Brice Harkness

Key Facts

Occupation/Rank: Auxiliary Fire Service

Date of Death: 08 April 1941

Place of Death: Dock area

Age: 25

Auxiliary Fireman Brice Harkness was killed with his colleague, Archibald McDonald, when they mistook a parachute mine for a German parachutist during the dockside raid on the 8th April 1941.

They were the first fatalities of the Belfast Blitz.

Brice was the son of Thomas Harkness and he is buried in Forthill Cemetery, Cookstown.

Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
McDonald Archibald 22 Auxiliary Fire Service 08 April 1941 Dock area View

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