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Hugh Castles

Hugh Castles

Key Facts

Occupation/Rank: Auxiliary Fire Service

Date of Death: 16 April 1941

Place of Death: Injured at Royal Avenue and died same day at Mater Infirmorum Hospital

Age: 33

Hugh lost his life when a bomb exploded on Royal Avenue as he and his Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) crew were making their way to the LMS Station on the Shore Road.

His colleague George was also killed in this incident.

Hugh is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

He is pictured (third from the right) with the rest of his AFS crew.

Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
Spence George 17 Electrician and Auxiliary Fire SerVice 16 April 1941 Royal Avenue View

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