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Blitz Victims List


Elizabeth (Bessie) Barr

Key Facts

Date of Death: 16 April 1941

Place of Death: 74 York Road

Known as Bessie, she was killed when a parachute mine landed on the road outside her home during the Easter Tuesday Raid, Her father James, mother Jeannie, brother William and two policemen in the RUC barracks next door also lost their lives as a result of the blast.

Bessie’s body was never identified and she has no known grave. However, her name does appear on the headstone of the family in Connor New Cemetery.

Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
Barr Jeannie 64 Housewife 16 April 1941 74 York Road View
Barr James Alexander 60 Electrician (Harland & Wolff) 16 April 1941 74 York Road View
Barr William Cathcart 32 Electricians Helper 21 April 1941 74 York Road View
Meaklim James 38 Constable, RUC 16 April 1941 York Road View
McCombe John - Special Constable, RUC 21 April 1941 Injured 16 April died at hospital Lisburn Road. View

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