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William (Billie) Douglas

Key Facts

Date of Death: 16 April 1941

Place of Death: 4 Ballynure Street

Age: 8

Known as Billie, he was killed by enemy action on Ballynure Street during the Easter Tuesday Raid.

His mother Emily and siblings Samuel, Margaret, Sarah and James were also killed in this incident along with the Clarke and Thompson family.

Billie’s body was brought to St George’s Market where he was identified by his father.

He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery with his mother and sisters Sarah and Margaret.

Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
Douglas Emily 29 Housekeeper 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
Douglas Samuel (Sammy) 9 - 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
Thompson John 21 Electrician 16 April 1941 4 Ballynure Street View
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

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