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John Thompson

Key Facts

Occupation/Rank: Electrician

Date of Death: 16 April 1941

Place of Death: 4 Ballynure Street

Age: 21

John lost his life at the home of his parents-in-law on Ballynure Street during the Easter Tuesday Raid. His wife Una, daughter Joan, parents-in-law Jeremiah and Lavina, and brothers in law Desmond, Jeremiah, William, Robert, Jack and Cecil were also killed. The Douglas family who had taken shelter with the Clarkes were also killed.

His body was taken to the Falls Road Baths where he was identified by his father.

John is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
Thompson Una 20 Housewife 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Thompson Joan 2 - 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Clarke Jeremiah 49 Porter Official 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Clarke Lavina 49 - Wednesday, April 16, 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Clarke Cecil 12 - 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Clarke Desmond 10 - 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Clarke Robert (Bobby) 26 Air Craft Worker 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Clarke Jeremiah (Gerald) 17 Sheet Metal Worker 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Clarke William (Willie) 15 Message Boy 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Clarke John (Jack) 13 Message Boy 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Douglas Emily 29 Housekeeper 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Douglas Samuel (Sammy) 9 - 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Douglas William (Billie) 8 - 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Douglas James (Jim) 7 - 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Douglas Margaret (Peggy) 5 - 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Douglas Sarah (Sally) 12 months - 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View

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