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Blitz Victims List

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John Wherry

Key Facts

Occupation/Rank: Apprentice Fitter

Date of Death: Tuesday, April 15, 1941

Place of Death: Thorndyke Street

Age: 16

John was killed when a shelter on Thorndyke Street was destroyed by a bomb during the Easter Tuesday Raid. At least 18 people were killed in this incident including his parents, Robert and Margaret and his sisters Mary, Martha and Elizabeth.

He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery with his sister Mary.

Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
Bell Joseph (Joe) 45 Painter and ARP Warden Tuesday, April 15, 1941 Thorndyke Street View
Bleakley Thomas William 51 Joiner Tuesday, April 15, 1941 Thorndyke Street Shelter View
Bleakley Matilda Violet 50 Housewife Tuesday, April 15, 1941 Thorndyke Street Shelter View
Crotty Mary Ann (Cissie) 57 - Tuesday, April 15, 1941 Thorndyke Street Shelter View
Hughes Sarah 62 - Thursday, April 17, 1941 Royal Victoria Hospital View
Irvine Hamilton 14 Message Boy Tuesday, April 15, 1941 Thorndyke Street shelter View
McClements Agnes 49 Housewife Wednesday, April 16, 1941 Thorndyke Street shelter View
McClements Hamilton 16 Clerk Wednesday, April 16, 1941 Thorndyke Street shelter View
McClements Hamilton (Hammie) 52 Bus Driver Wednesday, April 16, 1941 Thorndyke Street shelter View
Murray William 29 Bread Server Wednesday, April 16, 1941 Thorndyke Street shelter View
Stewart William 55 Clerk Wednesday, April 16, 1941 Thorndyke Street shelter View
Welsh Phares Hill 16 ARP Messenger Wednesday, April 16, 1941 Thorndyke Street View
Wherry Robert 57 Iron Turner Tuesday, April 15, 1941 Thorndyke Street View
Wherry Martha 19 Clerk Tuesday, April 15, 1941 Thorndyke Street View
Wherry Elizabeth 13 - Tuesday, April 15, 1941 Thorndyke Street View
Wherry Mary 25 Packer Tuesday, April 15, 1941 Thorndyke Street View
Wherry Margaret Jane 56 Housewife Tuesday, April 15, 1941 Thorndyke Street View

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