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John Cameron Patience

Key Facts

Occupation/Rank: Plater

Date of Death: 08 April 1941

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

Age: 60

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

He was the husband of Jane Patience and he is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.


Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
Bell Thomas George 38 Fire Watcher 08 April 1941 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Queen's Road View
Esdale John 72 Fireman 08 April 1941 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Queen's Road View
Hagans Alexander McIlwrath 39 Firewatcher 08 April 1941 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Queen's Road View
Kyle Stanley 23 Fitter 08 April 1941 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Queen's Road View
Savage Thomas 61 Clerk & Firewatcher 20 June 1941 Injured 8 April 1941 at Harland & Wolff, Queen's Road and died at Royal Victoria Hospital View
Stewart Hugh John 48 Fitter 08 April 1941 Harland & Wolff, Queen's Road View

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