Belfast Blitz-Ravenscroft Avenue

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Reference WMO/292228


Ravenscroft Avenue




Northern Ireland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Circular Metal Plaque. As seems to happen with each of these plaques the number of casualties does not tally with other records. From the CWGC Civilians Register 5 are known to have died on the Avenue, including the side streets gives a total of 19 names between 4 and 79 years of age.
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BELFAST 1941/BLITZ/Ravenscroft Avenue/14/lives lost here/Belfast/City Council

[no names on the plaque but some of the casualties are known to have been- William James Grace, ARP Messenger, aged 16 (buried in Dundonald Cemetery, no gravestone); Thomas J Bingham, ARP Warden (buried in Belfast City Cemetery Reserve/Blitz ground, and named on WMO/245686 at City Hall); Jean Neil (of 9 Avondale Street, no recorded place of burial); at 8 Avondale Street- William (66), Agnes (64), Lottie (25), Ralph (13), Agnes (6), Billy (5) and Nancy McCullough (11), also Jean Holden (4). Most of them are in the City Cemetery reserve ground, Agnes and Billy have no known place of burial. Nancy is reported by CWGC to be an adopted daughter of William and Agnes, but as their grand-daughter in a death notice.

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