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Blitz Victims List


William Cathcart Barr

William Cathcart Barr

Key Facts

Occupation/Rank: Electricians Helper

Date of Death: 21 April 1941

Place of Death: 74 York Road

Age: 32

William Cathcart Barr was injured when a parachute mine landed on the road outside his house during the Easter Tuesday Raid.

His father James, mother Jeannie, sister Elizabeth as well as two policemen in the RUC barracks next door also lost their lives as a result of the blast.

William was brought to Belfast Union Infirmary where later died from his injuries on the 21 April 1941.

He is buried in Connor New Cemetery along with his family.

Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
Barr Jeannie 64 Housewife 16 April 1941 74 York Road View
Barr Elizabeth (Bessie) - - 16 April 1941 74 York Road View
Barr James Alexander 60 Electrician (Harland & Wolff) 16 April 1941 74 York Road View
Meaklim James 38 Constable, RUC 16 April 1941 York Road View
McCombe John - Special Constable, RUC 21 April 1941 Injured 16 April died at hospital Lisburn Road. View

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