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William (Willie) Clarke

Key Facts

Occupation/Rank: Message Boy

Date of Death: 16 April 1941

Place of Death: 4 Ballynure Street

Age: 15

Known as Willie, he was presumed dead as a ‘consequence of war operations’ at an inquest held at Belfast City Hall on 19 June 1941.

He lost his life at his home on Ballynure Street during the Easter Tuesday Raid. His parents Jeremiah and Lavina, brothers Desmond, Jeremiah, John, Robert and Cecil, sister Una, brother-in-law John and niece Joan were also killed. Their neighbours, the Douglas family, had taken shelter with them and were also killed.

He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
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 John (Jack) 13 Message Boy 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
Thompson John 21 Electrician 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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