Northern Whig - Thursday 17 April 1941

Deaths

BOYD -- April 15, 1911 (suddenly), at Morningside, Ballyholme, Bangor, Alexander Peter, loved husband of Isabel Boyd. Funeral strictly private.

CINNAMOND -- Arthur M., 11, Ben Madigan Park, Belfast, April, 1941. Killed by enemy action.

CLELAND -- April 16, 1941 (suddenly), at his residence, Pebble Cottage, Portavogie, William Samuel. His remains will be removed from his sister's residence, The Hawe, Ballylinp, Kircubbin, for interment in the family burying-ground, Kircubbin, to-morrow (Friday), 18th inst., at 2 p.m. Deeply regretted. ELIZABETH MATTER.

CRAIG -- April 15, 1941, at "Walmer," 19, Knocklofty Park, Belfast, Maude E., dearly-loved wife of Harold Craig. House and funeral private. No flowers, please.

CROMIE -- April 15, 1941, at.her residence, Tullylinkesay, Magherafelt, Mary, widow of Robert Cromie. Funeral to Family Burying-ground, Tobermore, to-day (Thursday), 17th inst., at 3 p.m.

FLOOD -- Result of enemy action, Thomas Flood, Jun., aged 20 years, of 45, Pilot Street. Funeral from Mater Hospital at 6.30 p.m. to-day (Thursday), to St. Joseph's Church, Princes Dock. Interment notice later. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.

GILMER -- April 12, 1941, at Oliver, B.C., Canada, Alexander Gilmer, late of Crawfordsburn and Balloo, Groomsport.

McMASTER -- April 16, 1941, at the residence of her sister, Margaret Jennings, Church Street, Antrim, Mary, widow of John A. McMaster, late of 5, Rosapenna Drive, Belfast. Funeral tomorrow (Friday), at 2.30 p.m., to Carnmoney Cemetery. House private. Deeply regretted.

NICHOLSON -- April 15, 1941, at Royal Victoria Hospital, Minnie, beloved wife of Hugh Nicholson, late of 118, Bellevue Street. Funeral from her brother-in-law's residence, 10, Ava Parade, to-day (Thursday), at 2.30 p.m., to Carnmoney Cemetery. Deeply regretted.

ROBINSON -- April 16, 1941, at his residence, Tobergill, Groomsport, Samuel Marcus Dill, dearly-loved husband of Margaret Glass Robinson. House and funeral private.

SOMERSET -- April 15, 1941, at her residence, 39, Parkgate Avenue, Sarah Dora, dearly-beloved wife of Thomas Somerset. Funeral from above address to-day (Thursday), at 2.30 p.m., to Dundonald Cemetery.

TATE -- April 15, 1941, at the Hospital, Lisburn Road, Margaret, beloved wife of Alexander Tate. Funeral from her late residence, 40, Laganvale Street, to-morrow (Friday), at 2.30 p.m., to Dundonald Cemetery.

THOMPSON -- April 14, 1941 (suddenly), Robert, dearly-beloved husband of Elizabeth Thompson. Funeral from his late residence, 10, Toronto Street, Ravenhill Road, to-day (Thursday), at 3 p.m., to Knockbreda Cemetery. House private.

YOUNG -- April 15, 1941, at his residence, Harbour Road, Portavogie, Charles, dearly-beloved husband of Ellen Young. Funeral to the family burying-ground, Glastry, to-day (Thursday), at 2 p.m. House private.

YOUNG -- April 15, 1941, at her son-in-law's residence, 47, Lichfield Avenue, Catherine, widow of John Young. Funeral from above address to-day (Thursday), at 2.30 p.m., to Dundonald Cemetery.

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BALLYMENA WEDDING

Murphy -- M'Allister

The wedding took place yesterday in All Saints' Church, Ballymena, of Mr. Donal J. Murphy, son of Councillor Patrick Murphy, J.P and Mrs. Murphy, Ardeevin, Ballymena, and Miss Eleanor M'Allister, daughter of Senator T. S. M'Allister and Mrs. M'Allister, Ardnagrena, Ballymena.

The bride was attended by Miss Teresa M'Allister and Mr. Austin Murphy was best man.

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OBITUARY

Second-Lieut. J. G. M'Fall

The death was announced yesterday of Second-Lieutenant John George M'Fall, of the 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, who passed away in a Manchester hospital from injuries accidentally received.

Prior to joining the Army he was an employe of Messrs. Arthur Guinness, Son, & Co., Ltd.

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THREE MEN ON LOOTING CHARGE

Charges of looting from damaged premises were preferred at Belfast Custody Court yesterday against three men who were remanded in custody until Thursday, May 1.

They were Patrick Davidson, 5, Carrick Hill Place, charged with stealing spirits from the premises of a publican, and Robert Waterworth, 35, Lonsdale Street, and John Doherty, 39, Lonsdale Street, charged with stealing articles from a shop.

 

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Northern Whig - Friday, 18 April 1941

Marriages

BUTCHER--HUXLEY -- April 5, 1941, at the British Legation, Bogota, Colombia, Eric Victor Gordon Butcher to Maribel Huxley.

LINTON--BOARDMAN -- On April 11, at Rhodes New Church, Middleton, Manchester, by Rev. H. Hilton (uncle of the bride), Alfred Thomas Linton, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Linton, of Frocess, Cloughmills, Co. Antrim, to Hilda Dawson Boardman, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Boardman, of Rhodes, Manchester.

LYONS--McSPARRAN -- On April 8, 1941, at Faughanvale Presbyterian Church, by Rev. W. E. Boggs, B.A., assisted by Rev. R. C. Elliott, B.A., Strabane, Samuel Edmund Craig, younger son of the late Rev. S. J. Lyons, B.D., Millisle Co. Down, and of the late Mrs. Lyons, 21, Stormont Park, Belfast, to Matilda Janetta, eldest daughter of the late James McSparran, Lockgate Farm, Balne, Yorkshire, and Mrs. McSparran, The Nedd, Ballykelly, Co. Derry. At home -- Newtown Street, Strabane, 15th and 16th May, 1941.

Deaths

BARTLETT -- April 16, 1941, at her residence, 82, Holywood Road, Sarah, dearly-beloved wife of the late Samuel C. Bartlett. Funeral to City Cemetery to-day (Friday), at 2.30 p.m.

BILL -- April 16, 1941, Rev. Thomas Bill, B.A., late of Drumlough, Co. Down. Funeral private.

CADDELL -- April 16, 1941, at Ards District Hospital, William John dearly-loved husband of Elizabeth Caddell. Funeral from his late residence, 4, Queen Street, Newtownards, to-day (Friday), at 4 p.m., to Movilla Cemetery.

CLELAND -- April 16, 1941 (suddenly), at his residence, Pebble Cottage, Portavogie, William Samuel. His remains will be removed from his sister's residence, The Hawe, Ballylinp, Kircubbin, for interment in the family burying-grouud, Kircubbin, to-day (Friday), 18th inst., at 2 p.m. Deeply regretted. ELIZABETH MAHER.

DORMAN -- Of 42, Veryan Gardens (result of enemy action), Mabel and Annie (Ina) Dorman. Interment notice later.

DUFF -- Killed as result of enemy action, John Murray, oldest son of the late John Auld and Eleanor Steele Duff. Funeral from Melville's Private Mortuary at 1 p.m. to-morrow (Saturday), 19th April, 1941, to New Cemetery, Islandmagee. Deeply regretted by his Brothers and Sisters. No. 1, Saint Jude's Avenue, Belfast.

FLACK -- April 17, 1941, at the Cowan-Heron Cottage Hospital, Dromore, Co. Down, Robert Gibson, Killysorrell Cottage, Ashfield, Dromore, the youngest and last surviving son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mack, Greenan, Dromore. Funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hunter), Thorndale, Dromore, to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, to family burying-ground, First Dromore Presbyterian Churchyard. House strictly private. No flowers, by special request but those wishing to send floral tributes could give instead a donation to any fund for the relief ot those who have suffered from the recent enemy action in Belfast.

FLOOD -- Result of enemy notion, Thomas Flood, Jun., aged 20 years, of 45, Pilot Street. Funeral from St. Joseph's Church, Princes Dock, to-day (Friday), at 2 o'clock, to Milltown Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.

GARMANY -- April 7, 1941, at Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, South Africa, Frank, dearly-beloved husband of Jean Garmany and youngest son of the late Robert and Jane Garmany, of Drumess, Caledon, County Tyrone.

HERRON -- April 17, 1941, at Ballyhenry, Comber, George Herron. Funeral from his late residence to Dundonald Churchyard, to-morrow (Saturday), 20th inst., at 1 o'clock p.m. Deeply regretted. House private.

MILLAR -- John Forsythe (result of enemy action), dearly-loved husband of May Millar (nee McFadzean). Funeral from 69, Locksley Park, Finaghy, at 11.30 a.m., to-morrow (Saturday), to Knockbreda Cemetery. House private.

McCAREY -- Killed by enemy action, Josias, dearly-beloved son of Josias and Christiania McCarey, 17, Kilronan Street. Funeral from Melville's Private Mortuary to-day (Friday), at 2.30 p.m. to Carnmoney Cemetery. Deeply regretted.

NEWELL -- April 16, 1941, at his residence, 110, Deramore Avenue, Samuel, only son of the late William and Fanny Newell. Funeral private.

NORRIS -- April 17, 1941, at her residence, 11, The Promenade, Portstewart, Adela Priscilla Norris. Funeral to Agherton Graveyard to-morrow (Saturday), at 2 p.m. No flowers, by special request.

REID -- April 17, 1941, at his residence, 459, Falls Road, William, dearly-beloved husband of Ann Jane. Interment notice later. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife, Sons, and Daughters.

ROBINSON -- April 16, 1941, at his residence, Tobergill, Groomsport, Samuel Marcus Dill, dearly-loved husband of Margaret Glass Robinson. House and funeral private.

SPENCE -- April 15, 1941, George, dearly-loved eldest son of George and Myrtle Spence. Funeral from his residence, 64, Tate's Avenue, to-day (Friday), at 2.30 p.m., to Ballylesson Churchyard. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father, Mother, and Brother; also Grandfather, Uncles and Aunt.

WRIGHT -- Robert, dearly-beloved husband of Lousia Wright, died of enemy action. Interment notice later. At Home with the Lord.

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29 Youths on Illegal Drill Charge

WHEN 25 youths and boys were removed from a special court in Belfast yesterday to be detained for a week some women shouted and shook their fists and others were sobbing. Mothers kissed their boys goodbye, and amid the screaming one woman fainted.

Twenty-nine defendants were charged under the Special Powers Act with illegal drilling at Belfast on March 5, and four were also charged with being members of an illegal organization. Mr. W. F. M'Coy, K.C., R.M., who sat with Mr. J. H. Campbell, K.C., R M., directed that warrants be issued for the arrest of four of the youths who failed to appear.

Eleven youths of 16 and upwards were ordered to be remanded in custody, and 18 juveniles are to be detained at Milltown.

The youths were:-- Francis Card (18), Joseph Lynch (19), both of Springview Street; Gerard Carbery (17), Plevna Street; Joseph Delaney (17), Gibson Street; Bernard Sands (16), Servia Street; Daniel Diamond (16), M'Donnell Street, James Delaney (16), Ward Street; George Hamill (16). M'Donnell Street; James Creighton (16), Varna Street; George Carr (16), Ton Street, and Patrick Fitzsimmons (16), Clyde Street.

Hamill and Fitzsimmons and two juveniles were charged with being members of an illegal organization.

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Records for Hollywood Wedding

Deanna Durbin, film land's unsophisticated glamour girl, is being married to-day in a ceremony quieter than that usually staged by Hollywood stars. Only 900 guests are invited. Deanna has known her bridegroom, Vaugn Paul, the producer, for five years, and has been engaged three and a half -- another Hollywood record. -- A.P.

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OBITUARY

Mr. A. M. Cinnamond

The death of Mr. Arthur M. Cinnamond, head of the firm of Messrs. Clarke & Son, auctioneers, valuers and estate agents, Rosemary Street, Belfast, took place yesterday at his home, Madigan Park, Belfast, as a result of enemy action.

Mr. Cinnamond, an old Instonian, played for his school as a youth and never lost his interest in all its athletic activities He was to be seen at every schools' cup final.

For many years he was a prominent figure in connexion with Cliftonville Golf Club, the interests of which he did much to foster.

In his business Mr. Cinnamond is succeeded by his son, Mr. Harry Cinnamond.

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SIX CHILDREN KILLED

Playing With A Bomb

Six children were killed and two others seriously injured when playing with a small bomb at Cheltenham yesterday. The dead are:-- Kenneth Burford (10), Percy Mitchell (14), Marian Easdon (10), Trevor Wellings (6), John Chitty (7), and Beryl Lewis (8).

The bomb was of a practice type and was found by Mitchell when he and some companions visited a nearby rural holiday resort on Good Friday.

It failed to explode when Mitchell threw it into a quarry. The boys took it home. While playing yesterday on waste ground near their homes it was exploded with a hammer while other children looked on. All the children lived in two adjoining streets.

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ULSTER NAMES IN CASUALTY LIST

News has been received that Mr. T. Robinson, of the Engineering Department. and Mr. R. J. Carson, of the Postal Department, Post Office, Belfast, have lost their lives serving with the Armed Forces.

Mr. Robinson served with the R.A.F. and Mr. Carson with the Royal Marines.

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Belleek Double Wedding

A sister and brother were bride and groom respectively at a double wedding celebrated in Belleek Parish Church, South Armagh, and the bridegroom and bride acted as best man and bridesmaid in turn at each other's marriage.

Mr. Charles E. C. Corkey, son of Mr. John Corkey, J.P. and the late Mrs. Corkey, Rufus House, Glennane, was married to Miss Mary E. Robb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Robb, Belleek. Miss Sarah M'Loughlin was bridesmaid and Mr Alexander Robb best man. Miss M'Loughlin was then married to Mr. Robb. Both ceremonies were performed by the Rev. J. W. E. Dawson.

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SOLDIER TO CONDUCT

Private H. Briggs (25), of Blackburn, who holds the degree of Mus.Bac., will be given special leave to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra at Blackburn on May 22.

He is believed to be the youngest musician ever to be invited to conduct this famous orchestra. Two years ago one of his compositions was broadcast, and last month he conducted at a Halle orchestral concert.

Briggs was a parish church organist before he was 15. He is a brilliant player.

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Flour into Eire -- Frank Mulligan, Lisdrumgorman, County Monaghan, charged with illegally exporting 50 stones of flour into Eire, was at Keady yesterday fined 5.

 

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Northern Whig - Saturday, 19 April 1941

Deaths

BELL -- April 16, 1941, at Hospital, Agnes, dearly-beloved wife of William Bell, formerly of Crosshill, Crumlin. Funeral private.

BOYLE -- January 28, 1941, at her residence, Owney Bog, Kilmanahan, Co. Tipperary, Mary Elizabeth, widow of Rev. D. J. Boyle, M.A., formerly of the Manse, Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh. Inserted by her Daughter, Mrs. James Wilson, Springfontein, Elgin, Cape Province, South Africa.

BROWN -- April 18, 1941 (suddenly), at her residence, 53, Larne Street, Ballymena, Mary, dearly-beloved wife of William James Brown. Funeral to-morrow (Sunday), at 4 p.m., to Ballymena Cemetery.

CLARKE -- James Henry Clarke and Mabel Alexandra Clarke, of Glenrosa Street South. Inserted by her loving Brothers and Sisters.

COWAN -- April 17, 1941, at her residence, 35, Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn, Mary, widow of Samuel Cowan. Funeral today (Saturday), at 3 p.m., to Lisburn Cemetery.

DORMAN -- Result of enemy action, Mable and Annie (Ina), of 42, Veryan Gardens. Funeral from their brother-in-law's residence, 337, Ormeau Road, to-morrow (Sunday), at 3 p.m., to Knockbreda Cemetery.

Deeply regretted by their sorrowing Brothers, Sister, Brother-in-law and Family.

DUFF -- Killed as result of enemy action, John Murray, oldest son of the late John Auld and Eleanor Steele Duff. Funeral from Melville's Private Mortuary at 10.30 a.m. (and not as previously stated) to-day (Saturday), 19th April, 1941, to New Cemetery, Islandmagee. Deeply regretted by his Brothers and Sisters. No. 1, Saint Jude's Avenue, Belfast.

FLACK -- April 17, 1941, at the Cowan-Heron Cottage Hospital, Dromore, Co. Down, Robert Gibson, Killysorrell Cottage, Ashfield, Dromore, the youngest and last surviving son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flack, Greenan, Dromore. Funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law and sister (Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hunter), Thorndale, Dromore, this (Saturday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, to family burying-ground, First Dromore Presbyterian Churchyard. House strictly private. No flowers, by special request but those wishing to send floral tributes could give instead a donation to any fund for the relief of those who have suffered from the recent enemy action in Belfast.

GILES -- April 17, 1941, at his residence, 25, Stockman's Lane. Henry Church, beloved husband of Vioiet Giles. Funeral to City Cemetery to-day (Saturday), at 10 a.m. No flowers, please.

HEANEY -- April, 1941, the result of enemy action, Joseph A. Heaney, of Percy Street, Belfast, youngest son of the late Samuel Heaney; also his wife, Edith, daughter, Vera, and son, George, aged 3 years. Funeral from the City Morgue, Laganbank Road, to-day (Saturday), at 3.30 p.m., to Carnmoney Cemetery. Deeply regretted. R. M. HEANEY.

HEANEY -- At Percy Street, result of enemy action, Mr. Joseph A. Heaney, Mrs. Edith Heaney, Vera Heaney, and George Heaney, aged three. Deeply regretted. BONAR and DORIS HOLMES.

HOWE -- Result of enemy action, William Maurice, dearly-beloved son of Thomas and Mary Howe, 9, Indiana Avenue. Funeral private.

JEFFERSON -- At her residence, 27, Lawrence Street, Belfast, Phoebe, dearly-beloved wife of William J. Jefferson. Funeral to Derriaghy Churchyard to-morrow (Sunday), 20th April, at 3 p.m. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Husband and Family.

MACARTNEY -- April 18, 1941, at his residence, 16, Farnham Park, Bangor, William (late of Grattan & Co., Ltd.), dearly-loved husband of Sadie Macartney. House and funeral private. No flowers, please.

MARTIN -- Result of enemy action, John Andrew, dearly-loved husband of Annie Martin, 27, Percy Street. Funeral from his brother's residence, 31, Langford Street, to-day (Saturday), at 2.30 p.m., to Carnmoney Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife and Sons.

MATCHETT -- April 18, 1941, at the Hospital, Lisburn Road, Mima, dearly-beloved daughter of Albert and the late Mima Hatchett. House and funeral private. Deeply regretted by her loving Father, Brothers and Sisters.

MILLAR -- John Forsythe (result of enemy action), dearly-loved husband of May Millar (nee McFadzean). Funeral from 69, Locksley Park, Finaghy, at 11.30 a.m., to-day (Saturday), to Knockbreda Cemetery. House private.

MILLAR -- Result of enemy action, Henry (husband), Rebecca (wife) Millar, of 91, Blythe Street. Funeral from Melville's Private Mortuary, Townsend Street, at 2 p.m., to-morrow (Sunday), 20th inst., to Seagoe, Portadown, arriving approx. 3 p.m. Deeply regretted by their sorrowing Sons, Daughter-in-law, and Grandson, Sister-in-law, Nephews and Nieces.

MOORE -- Hugh Hanna Moore, beloved son of the late James and Charlotte Moore, of Glenrosa Street South. Funeral from Melville's Mortuary tomorrow (Sunday), at 10.30 a.m., to Carnmoney Cemetery. Inserted by his loving Brothers and Sisters.

McCLEMENTS--MURRAY -- Result of enemy action, Hamilton McClements, his wife, Agnes, and their son, Hamilton (wee Hammie), and their son-in-law, William Murray. Funeral of above to-day (Saturday), at 2.30 p.m., from 9, Martin Street, to Dundonald Cemetery.
"Absent from the body, present with the Lord."
Deeply regretted by their Son, Daughter and Son-in-law, Sister and Brothers, Nephews and Nieces; also Irene Murray, wife of the late William Murray, and his Sons, Billy and Derrick; also the Mother, Father, Sister and Brothers of the late William Murray; also James and Sarah Rodgers and Anna Unger (Brooklyn, New York), and Mr. and Mrs. Blackmore. Brothers, Sister, and Sister-in-law of the late Agnes McClements.

McCULLOUGH -- Eileen McCullough, her son, Brian, and daughter, Eileen, wife and children of Herbert McCullough, 19, Hogarth Street (with Fighting Services). Funeral from Melville's Mortuary to-morrow (Sunday); at 10.30 a.m., to Carnmoney Cemetery. Deeply regretted by all.

McINTYRE -- April, 1941, killed by enemy action, William, second son of David and Matilda K. McIntyre. Funeral from his parents' residence, Gasworks House, Dungannon, to-morrow (Sunday), at 3 p.m., to Dungannon Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers.

McVEA -- By enemy action in Middle East, Alexander M. McVea (Pilot Sergeant), eldest and dearly-beloved son of David and Sarah McVea, The Anchorage, Portavogie, and 22, Bathgate Drive, Belfast. Deeply regretted.

NORRIS -- April 17, 1941, at her residence, 11, The Promenade, Portstewart, Adela Priscilla Norris. Funeral to Agherton Graveyard to-day (Saturday), at 2 p.m. No flowers, by special request.

PEEL -- April 18, 1941, at her residence, 48, Chapel Hill, Lisburn, Jane, dearly-beloved sister of Mary Peel. Funeral to-day (Saturday), at 2 p.m., to Lisburn Cemetery. House strictly private. Deeply regretted.

SKELLY -- April 18, 1941, at her residence, Ballymacaramery, Ballynahinch, Sarah Elizabeth, elder daughter of the late Robert Skelly. Funeral to First Saintfield, to-day (Saturday), at 3.30 p.m. MAGGIE SKELLY.

THOMPSON -- Killed by enemy action, John, son of John and Frances Thompson, 63, Danube Street. Funeral from Messrs. Houston Bros., Crumlin Road, on Monday, 21st inst., at 2.30 p.m., to City Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his Father and Mother, Brothers and Sisters.

THOMPSON -- Killed by enemy action, Unice, wife of John Thompson, Lee Street; also her baby daughter, Joan. Deeply regretted by her Father-in-law, Mother-in-law, and Family.

WILSON -- As result of enemy action, Alexander and Sarah Wilson, also their son, William, and Daughters, Ellen and Euphemia. Funeral from Co-operative Mortuary, Percy Street, Shankill Road, to-morrow (Sunday), 20th inst., at 3 p.m., to Dundonald Cemetery. Deeply regretted by Daughters, Sadie and May; also her Daughter and Son-in-law, Margaret and William Beck, 52, Riga Street; also her Daughter and Son-in-law, Agnes and Thomas Given, 22, Klondyke Street; and Brother and Sister, William and Ellen Wilson, 7, Richardson Street; also their Friend, Sandy Bittles, 22, Naples Street.

WRIGHT -- April 17, 1941, at Hospital, Robert E., dearly-beloved husband of Louisa Wright, Hazeldene Gardens, Bangor. Funeral from Central Hall, Bangor, to-morrow (Sunday), 20th inst., at 4 p.m., to New Cemetery, Bangor. At Home with the Lord. Deeply regretted.

Thanks

Mrs. Agnes Fisher and Family desire to thank the many kind friends and neighbours who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement, to those who sent floral tributes and letters of condolence. Hoping this acknowledgment will be accepted by all. Railway View, Muckamore.

Mrs. Stewart and Family desire to return sincere thanks to the many kind friends and neighbours who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement, especially his comrades in the 15th Batt. R.I.R. Association for their beautiful wreath, and all others who sent floral tributes and letters of condolence. Hoping this acknowledgment will be accepted by all as it would be impossible to name each one individually. 2, Legane Street, Ligoniel.

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Severe Treatment for Looters

WARNING BY BELFAST R.M.

"I WILL make an example of anyone taking money or goods from premises damaged by enemy action. Anyone who stoops to such conduct is playing Hitler's game just as surely us if they joined the German Army. That will not be tolerated."

That stern warning to looters was made by Mr. J. H. Campbell, K.C., R.M., when he sentenced Patrick Daly to six months' imprisonment with hard labour at Belfast Police Court yesterday for stealing money from a house damaged during the air raid.

A police constable said when arrested Daly was wearing two pairs of trousers, and the money was discovered between them.

Agnes Ireland said she went to the wrecked house to salvage furniture. She left her handbag containing her purse on the gas stove, and when she went back for it it was gone. She described the coins which the purse contained, and identified as her property a penny with a hole in it which was found on accused.

Offered Services Alleged

Frederick Ritchie said he was helping to salvage furniture when the accused and another man offered their services. He told them they had enough help. Witness found the purse belonging to Agnes Ireland lying empty on a shelf.

Accused said he was one of 70 men sent from the Labour Exchange for demolition work in the district. He found the money among bricks in the back yard and was keeping it to hand it over to the foreman.

Cross-examined as to why he left the demolition work to offer his services, he said it was out of sympathy.

Notice of appeal was given.

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Funeral of Raid Victims

The funeral took place yesterday to Bangor New Cemetery of Mrs. Matilda Grattan and her daughters, Shelagh (20) and Angeline (18), who lost their lives as the result of enemy action. A service was held in St. Comgall's Catholic Church, Brunswick Road.

The chief mourners were Mr. Andrew Grattan (husband and father), his married daughter, Mrs. G. O'Connell, of Galway, and her husband; another daughter, Miss Kathleen Grattan, and Mr. B. M'Kinney.

Three sons, Messrs. Robert, George and Andrew, are abroad.

The Mayor, Councillor W. M. M'Millan, and the Town Clerk, Mr. R. M. Moore, represented the Council and residents of the town. The services were conducted by the Rev. T. MacGowan, P.P., and the Rev. A. R. MacNabb, B.A., C.C,

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr Jacob O'Neill, undertaker, Dufferin Avenue, Bangor.

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DEATH OF MR. L. S. O'HARE

The death took place yesterday at Warrenpoint of Mr. Louis Stanislaus O'Hare, L.D.S. (R.C.S.I.), Newry.

Mr. O'Hare served during the last war with the R.A.M.C. He was school dentist under the, Down County Regional Education Committee.

He is survived by his wfie, two sens, and one daughter.

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BELFAST EVACUEES KILLED

Knocked Down By Army Vehicle

Two old-age pensioners who were evacuees from Belfast were killed by a military vehicle at Carryduff yesterday.

They were Mary Moore and Elizabeth Ervine, both of M'Tier Street (Shankill Road).

The accident occurred at the entrance to a lane on the Ballynahinch Road.

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FIVE PEOPLE GASSED

Two Deaths in Belfast

Five people suffering from suspected gas poisoning were taken from Seaforde Street, Belfast, to Royal Victoria Hospital yesterday.

A father and son, Patrick Duffy, sen., and Patrick Duffy, jun., of 5, Seaforde Street, were dead on admissibn.

The other three -- Patrick Mulholland, Seaforde Street; Mary Donnelly, Vulcan Street, and Sarah Hughes, Thorndyke Street, are recovering.

In the case of Mulholland artificial respiration was successfully applied.

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Basic Petrol Ration Applications

The current basic ration books for petrol expire on April 30, and new books for May 1 to July 31 will be available at Local Taxation Offices from Monday.

Application for books must not be made to the Petroleum Office.

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OFFICE BOY WINS D.F.M.

A peacetime office boy, now a sergeant in the R.A.F., has won the Distinguished Flying Medal for "gallantry and devotion to duty displayed in the execution of air operations." He is Sergeant G. Haworth, of No. 50 Squadron, and he is one of 18 sergeants to whom the award of the medal was announced last night.

Another of the medal winners was a labourer and a third a van driver. Others were clerks before the War.

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TELEPHONE OFFICIAL'S BRAVERY

THIS is what happened during a raid one night to John St. Leger Hunter, a telephone inspector in the Swansea area.

A bomb struck the building while he was alone on duty. It narrowly missed him, passing through the floor by his side. He was rendered unconscious by the blast and drawn through the hole into the basement. When he recovered he was surrounded by fire. He struggled through the flames, found an opening in the wall made by the bomb and worked his way up to the ground floor, remaining at his post until relieved. For his exemplary courage and devotion to duty Mr. Hunter is awarded the George Medal.

Awards to three other post office men were announced last night. The British Empire Medal goes to F. W. Cross, a Southampton postal official; C. H. Hishon, a Portsmouth telephone inspector, and A. H. White, chief inspector of the engineering department at Sheffield G.P.O.

The first two saved post offices from destruction by fire. White saved motor vehicles and maintained services.

For preventing a blaze among oil tanks on which fire bombs had dropped E. G. Barnard, a Gosport, engineer, is also made a member ot the O.B.E. F. Jacques a Manchester works manager, receives the George Medal for preventing much damage to his works.

Put to Sea

Members of the Grimsby A.F.S. in addition to putting out fires have proved themselves fine seamen. Their commandant, C. H. Wilkinson, J.P. under whose leadership they have on several occasions rendered valuable assistance in the salvage of ships, has been made a member of the Order of the British Empire.

When a trawler was in danger of foundering Wilkinson and his men embarked in a tug and, despite the darkness, heavy seas, and a strong wind, they succeeded in boarding the damaged vessel and got the water under control.

E. J. Gilbert, London Transport permanent way inspector, receives the British Empire Medal for prompt action which prevented the loss of life and much damage when a time bomb fell on railway property.

Glory and Death

A week ago the "London Gazette" announced the award of the British Empire Medal to Sub-Officer J. E. Benn, of the Stretford and Urmston Fire Brigade, "for courage and coolness in dealing with a very serious situation" when bombs caused casualties to firemen and civilians.

Yesterday the "Gazette" includes a formal notice correcting the date of the award, and adds:- "Sub-Officer Benn has since been killed on duty by enemy action."

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ULSTER NAMES IN CASUALTY LIST

Official notification has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Wright, Craigavon, Coleraine, that their son, Fusilier Matthew Wright (18), Royal Inniskillings, has died in hospital as the result of enemy action. Fusilier Wright's father served with the Ulster Division in 1914-18.

Mrs. M'Murray, of College Square West, Bessbrook, has been notified of the death of her husband, Quartermaster-Sergeant William M'Murray, R.I.F., through enemy action.

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BELFAST SLANDER CASE

One Shilling Damages

In the Ulster King's Bench Division yesterday Mr. Justice Brown assessed damages at one shilling, a nominal sum which, it was stated, would carry the same amount for costs, in favour of Robert James Crawford, a confectioner, of 311, Antrim Road, Belfast, the plaintiff in a slander action.

The defendant, Robert A. Todd, a plumber, of 3, Richmond Square, Belfast, whose two sons were alleged to have frequented the plaintiff's premises and been members of a card "school" there, had at the original trial pleaded justification. The words complained of were "Hell's gambling den."

Originally Mr. Justice Brown gave judgment for defendant. The Court of Appeal held that that issue was not opened on the pleadings and, as damages had not been assessed by the trial judge, sent the case back for damages to be assessed.

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NORTHERN ITEMS

Keady Rate -- Ready Urban Council have struck a rate of 12s. 5d. (town 6s. 2d.s poor 6s. 3d., increase 2d.).

Clogher W.V.S. -- A branch of the W.V.S has been formed at Clogher, with Mrs. Luke as organizer.

Motor-Cyclist Killed -- Death from fracture of the skull was the verdict at an inquest in Banbridge on Samuel M'Caw (26), who met with an accident when motor-cycling.

Failure to Plough -- For failing to plough 25 acres of his holding, Alexander Burnside, Slemague, an elderly farmer, was fined 20, with 2 costs, at Coleraine yesterday.

Crushed Between Lorries -- A verdict of accidental death was returned at the inquest in East Antrim on George A. Tinkler (24), a soldier, who belonged to Chester. He had been crushed between two army trucks.

Possession of Revolver -- Charged with having been in possession of a revolver, Patrick' O'Hanlan, Mullaghbawn, was remanded in custody for a week at a special court in Keady yesterday.

Keady Wounding Charge -- George Hughes (25), Tullyhanna, has been admitted to Newry Union Infirmary suffering from severe body injuries sustained near his home. At a special court in Keady another young man, Owen Toner, Tullyvallen, was remanded in custody for a week, charged with causing grevious bodily harm to the injured man.

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OBITUARY

Mr. W. Macartney

The death took place yesterday at his residence, Farnham Road, Bangor, of Mr. William Macartney, managing director of Messrs. Grattan & Co., pharmaceutical chemists, Corn Market, Belfast.

Mr. Macartney entered the firm of Grattan's in 1882. He became a pharmaceutical chemist, and was appointed manager of the firm's branch in University Road. In 1919 he became managing director at Corn Market.

He is survived by his wife and a sister, Mrs. Cumming, High Street, Bangor.

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DUNDONALD PROPERTY SALE

The residence and lands at Dale-holme, Ballyregan, Dundonald, put up for auction yesterday by Mr. George Matthews, Bangor, were withdrawn at 1,520. Negotiations for sale by private treaty are proceeding.

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SEVEN YEARS FOR SAILOR

Alleged to have stabbed a man in a Glasgow tenement entry with intent to rob and murder him a naval rating, Ronald Spencer (20), was at Glasgow yesterday sentenced to seven years' penal servitude after being found guilty of culpable homicide.

Spencer, a native of Macclesfield, denied the charge and pleaded self-defence.

The jury recommended leniency on account of his youtlr

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Belfast Conversion Charge

At Belfast Custody Court yesterday John Tughan (64), 5, Sans Souci Park and 113, Royal Avenue, was charged with receiving 214 7s. 3d. from the Transport Board on account of James Wishart and converting 144 14s. to his own use.

He was remanded in custody until Monday. Mr. J. H Campbell, K.C., B.M., said he would then consider the question of bail, which the police opposed.

 

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Northern Whig - Monday, 21 April 1941

Deaths

ANDERSON -- As result of enemy action, Elizabeth Anderson, 26, Sylvan Street. Funeral from Melville's, Townsend Street, to-morrow (Tuesday), 24th inst., at 12 noon, to Carnmoney.

ANDERSON WHITE -- April 1941, result of enemy action, Harry Anderson White, dearly-beloved son of Susan White, 21, Hudson Street. Deeply regretted by his loving Brother-in-law, THOMAS and GERTRUDE WRIGHT. Also his married Niece, FRANCES and DICK HOLLRAN, Dundonald.

BALLANTINE -- Result of enemy action, William Vincent Ballantine, dearly-beloved son of George and the late Mary Ballantine, 126, Whitewell Road, and late of Dunmurry. Funeral from Johnson's Funeral Parlour, 43, Bedford Street, to-morrow (Tuesday), at 2 p.m., to Drumbeg Churchyard. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father, Sister and Brothers, Uncles and Aunts.

BOTHWELL -- Killed by enemy action, Lily, beloved wife of Ernest E. Bothwell, also their much-loved children, David, Peggy, and Ernest, of 13, Dock Street. Funeral of David and Peggy from Melville's Mortuary at 3 p.m., to-day (Monday), 21st April, 1941, to Knockbreda. Deeply regretted by sorrowing Husband and Father; also thier Relatives.

CLARKE -- April 19, 1941, at her son-in-law's residence, 18, Millar Street, Sarah Jane Clarke, widow of Thomas Clarke, late of Crumlin. Funeral private. Deeply Regretted by her sorrowing Family.

CROMIE -- April 20, 1941, at his residence, Cedarhurst, Drumdrinagh, Rathfriland, John Moffett, dearly-beloved husband of Sarah Cromie. Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday), at 1 p.m., to 1st Rathfriland Burying-ground. Deeply regretted.

DUNN -- April 19, 1941, at her residence, The Hill, Lisnastrain, Annie, dearly-beloved wife of Joseph Dunn. Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday), at 1 o'clock, to Second Boardmills Churchyard, via Cargycroy. House private. Deeply regretted.

HANNA and JAMIESON -- Result of enemy action, Eliza Hanna and Margaret Jamieson, of 25, Heather Street, beloved mother and sister of William and Robert Hanna. Funeral from Houston & Williamson's Mortuary to-day (Monday), at 10 a.m., to Donacloney Church Burying-ground. Deeply regretted by Robert and Millie Hanna and Son, Robert; also Robert and Irene Jamieson. American and Canadian papers please copy.

HARRON -- Result of enemy action, Mary, beloved mother of Robert Harron, 6, Olympia Parade. Funeral from Johnson's Funeral Parlour, 43, Bedford Street, to-morrow (Tuesday), at 2 p.m., to Drumbeg Churchyard. Fiends will please accept this (the only) intimation. Deeply regretted by her loving Son and Daughter-in-law (Bobbie and Ida).

HOUSTON -- April 19, 1941 (suddenly), at his residence, 44, Springwell Street, Ballymena, Alexander, dearly-beloved husband of Mary Houston. Funeral to-day (Monday), to Ballymena New Cemetery, at 6 p.m. House strictly private. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife, Daughter and Son-in-law.

LARMOR -- April 20, 1941, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Jane Larmor, of 36, Alliance Avenue, last surviving daughter of the late Matthew Larmor. Funeral private.

MORRISON -- April 16, 1941, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ellis, 323, Vine Street, Camden, New Jersey, Agnes, widow of James Morrison and daughter of the late David Irwin, Portadown.

McANEARY -- April 18, 1941, at Hospital, Lisburn Road, Frederick William, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth McAneary. Funeral from above hospital at 3.30 p.m., to-day (Monday), to Hillsborough Churchyard. Deeply regretted by hos sorrowing Family; also his Sisters (Louie and Maud). 25, Ashley Drive.

McDONALD -- The result of enemy action, Thomas and Martha McDonald, 70, Disraeli Street. Funeral from Melville's Private Mortuary, Townsend Street, to-day (Monday), 21st, at 2 p.m., to Dundonald Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted by their sorrowing Family.

McERLEAN -- Joseph, at his residence, 40, Glenview Street, result of enemy action, Joseph, son of Joseph and Mrs. McErlean, 687, Crumlin Road. -- R.I.P. Funeral from Sacred Heart Church 2 p.m. (approx.) to-day (Monday). Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father and Mother, Brothers and Relatives.

ORR -- Result of enemy action, Raymond, late of 213, Antrim Road. Funeral from Messrs. Thomas Johnson & Sons' Rest Room, 43, Bedford Street, to-day (Monday), at 4 p.m., to Dundonald Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his Aunt and many Friends.

RENTON -- Killed by enemy action, Elizabeth Renton, dearly-beloved wife of the late William Renton, also killed by enemy action, 140, Duncairn Gardens. Funeral from her daughter's residence, Marguerite, Church Road, Carnmoney, to-day (Monday), at 3 p.m., to Carnmoney Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Daughter, Son-in-law, and Grandchild. MARGARET, FRED, and Wee BILLY.

STEVENSON -- April 20, 1941, at his residence, Riverview, Ahoghill, William Kernohan, eldest son of Margaret and the late W. M. Stevenson. House and funeral strictly private. No flowers, please.

 

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Northern Whig - Tuesday, 22 April 1941

Births, Marriages, Deaths, Thanks and In Memoriam

25 words or under, per insertion 3/6 And for every additional five words 6d
These announcements must be Prepaid and duly authenticated.

Births

CURRY -- April 12, 1941, at Johnstone House, Belfast, to Emma (nee Eakin), wife of George Curry, Qua Iboe Mission, Nigeria -- a son, premature (stillborn).

McNEILLY -- April 15, at Mrs. Hunter's Nursing Home, 11, Lower Crescent, to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. McNeilly, 10, Isadore Avenue -- a daughter.

NEWARK -- On April 20, to Francis and Kathleen Newark, of 100, Malone Road -- a son (Francis St. Michael Bainbridge).

PITT -- April 5, at the Park Nursing Home, 30, Wellington Park, to Dr. and Mrs. Pitt, 2, Templemore Avenue -- a daughter.

Marriages

LIGGITT--DICK -- April 2, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Ahoghill, Robert A., second son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Liggitt, Tullyhue House, Tandragee, to Mary, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Dick, Beechgrove, Ahoghill.

MILLAR--MINFORD -- April 11, 1941, in Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. W. B. McMurray, M.A., and the Very Rev. John Waddell, M.A., D.D., John Campbell Millar, son of the late William R. and Mrs. Millar, Ballywee, Parkgate, Templepatrick, to Mary Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Rev. John Y. Minford, Joymount, Carrickfergus, and of Mrs. Minford, Tigroney, Shore Road, Greenisland.

MORROW--McKIBBIN -- April 9, 1941, at Dundonald Presbyterian Church, by Rev. J. A. McQuitty, B.A., assisted by Rev. F. O. Best, M.A., Crawford Morrow, Ballyhanwood House, Knock, to Ciss McKibbin, Ballyoran, Dundonald.

McCULLY--MAGILL -- April 10, 1941, at Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. W. R. Megaw, B.A., M.R.I.A., assisted by the Rev. C. M. Young, B.A. (uncle of the bride), William, son of Mrs. McCully and the late John McCully, Ballyhay, Donaghadee, to Kathleen, only daughter of Hugh Magill and the late Mrs. Magill, 45, Downshire Road, Cregagh, Belfast.

SMYTH--DUGAN -- April 14, 1941, at Lambeg Parish Church, by the Rev. W. J. Parr, Legard, only son of Mr. F. W. Smyth and the late Mrs. Smyth, "Rysum," 12, Martinez Avenue, Belfast, to Maud, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dugan, Conway Cottage, Dunmurry.

WHITEHOUSE--BROWN -- On April 14, 1941, at St. John's Presbyterian Church, Kensington, by the Rev. Marcus Spencer, B.D., W. John Whitehouse, M.Sc., eldest son of the late Rev. Percy Whitehouse and Mrs. Whitehouse, Manchester, to Isabel Moffat, B.A., elder daughter of the late David Brown and Mrs. Brown, Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone.

WILSON--BAMFORD -- April 10, 1941, at Dundrod Presbyterian Church, by Rev. David McKinney, M.A., William, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Crumlin, to Evelyn, daughter of the late George Bamford and Mrs. Bamford, Tullyrusk, Glenavy.

Deaths

ADAMS -- April 20, 1941 (suddenly), John, relict of the late Mary Adams, late of 15, Morpeth Street. The remains ot our dear father will be removed at 4 p.m., to-day (Tuesday), from Messrs. Melville's Mortuary, Townsend Street, for interment in Tullylish Churchyard. ROBERT and WILLIAM JAMES ADAMS.

AGNEW -- April 21, 1941, at Massereene, Hospital, Antrim, Mary, beloved wife of John Agnew, Kilgavanagh, Randalstown. Funeral from the hospital to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2.30 p.m., to the Agnew Family Burying-ground, Muckamore. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Husband.

BOYD -- April 21, 1941, at his residence, 12, Chobham Street, Hugh, dearly-loved husband of Mary Boyd. Funeral private. No flowers.

BROOKS -- April 20, 1941, at Hospital, Martha, widow of Robert Brooks (late of 2, Copperfield Street). Funeral private.

CROMIE -- April 20, 1941, at his residence, Cedarhurst, Drumdrinagh, Rathfriland, John Moffett, dearly-loved husband of Sarah Croime. Funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 1 p.m., to 1st Rathfriland Burying-ground. Deeply regretted.

GUY -- The result of enemy action, William Henry; his wife, Mary; daughter, Mary Doreen; sons, Sidney and Reginald. 22, Percy Street. Funeral to-day (Tuesday), leaving Melville's Mortuary (by motor) at 12.30 p.m., arriving Lurgan New Cemetery about 2 p.m. Deeply regretted by their Daughters, Annie and Edith; Sons, James, Albert, and William; Moses Mitchell, father, and Albert and Lottie Mitchell, Brother and Sister-in-law of Mary Guy.

HAGIN -- Result of enemy action, William, the dearly-loved son of William and Mary Hagin. His remains will he removed from 37, Spencer Street, on Thursday, 24th inst., at 1 o'clock, to Carnmoney Cemetery. Very deeply regretted by Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters, Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins.

KENNEDY -- April 20, 1941, at her residence, 14, Lisburn Avenue, Belfast, Mary A., dearly-loved widow of George Kennedy. Her remains will be removed from above address to-day (Tuesday), at 2.30 p.m., for interment in the City Cemetery. At the river's crystal brink Christ has joined the broken link. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Family.

MATTHEWS -- April 21, 1941, at the Route Hospital, Ballymoney, James Matthews (late of Ballyrobin, Stranocum). Funeral to Kilraughts Old Churchyard to-day (Tuesday), 22nd inst., at 3 o'clock.

MORRISON -- At a Hospital, Georgina Morrison, late of 64, North Boundary Street, for interment in Mallusk Burying-ground to-day (Tuesday), at 11 a.m. Funeral private. Deeply regretted.

McCONNELL -- April 21, 1941, at Ards District Hospital, Lydia, widow of William C. McConnell. Funeral from her late residence, Tullynagardy House, Newtownards, to Movilla Cemetery, to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m. House strictly private. Deeply regretted.

McCULLOUGH -- April 20, 1941, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Robert John, beloved husband of Annie McCullough, 9, Alliance Parade. Funeral from above hospital to-day (Tuesday), at 11 a.m., to Carnmoney Cemetery.

McMEEKIN -- April 21, 1941, at his residence, Sunnyside, Carnmoney, Belfast, Hugh Semple McMeekin. House and funeral strictly private. No flowers.

STEWART -- April 20, 1941, at the District Hospital, Lisburn (result of accident), Robert Theodore (Theo), youngest son of the late Robert and Maria Stewart. His remains will be removed from his late residence. Maze Course, to-day (Tuesday), at 3.30 p.m., to Broomhedge Churchyard. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Sisters, Isabella and Clara; also his Brother, Sister-in-law, Nephew and Niece, Willie, Alice, Barry and Norah, Toronto, Canada.

TAGGART -- Result of enemy action, April, 1941, at Belfast, William Henry, dearly-loved son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Taggart, Thomastown, Portaferry; also his dear wife, Elizabeth, and their beloved only child, Ellen, aged 10 years. In death they were undivided.

THOMPSON -- April 20, 1941, at her residence, Donnybrook, Ormeau Road, Belfast, Alicia Violet, beloved wife of Archibald Thompson, Senior Inspector of Schools (retired). Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday), 23rd instant, at 10.30 a.m., to Knockbreda Cemetery, House private.

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BELFAST'S UNKNOWN RAID VICTIMS BURIED

Demolition Squad's Salute As Lorry Hearses Pass

WHILE demolition squads toiled to wipe away grim reminders of Wednesday's attack on Belfast, the unknown and unclaimed victims of the raid were burled yesterday

The hearses were military lorries.

Captain Martelli represented the Governor, and representatives of the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet, the Lord Mayor and Corporation, with representatives of the Civil Defence and military authorities, followed the cortege.

Inside St. George's Market, where victims awaited identification. the Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, the Moderator of the Genrral Assembly, Rabbi Shachter, Bishop Mageean, and representatives of other Churches performed the last funeral rites

Thence the bodies were taken to the City and Milllown Cemeteries,

Women Pray, Soldiers Salute

Women knelt in the thronged streets near the market and prayed as the procession passed

Soldiers, sailors, airmen, members of the Civil Defence Services, and police saluted, while blinds were drawn and flags at half mast.

Along the route to the cemeteries traffic was hushed, and housewives stood at their doorsteps in silent sympathy.

The cortege passed heaps of rubble -- all that remained of many of the victims' homes. Where children had played soldiers and civilians rested from their labours, and with shovel or pick in hand stood to attention.

On the front and sides of each lorry were wreaths from the Government, Corporation, the Civil Defence and fighting services, and many from anonymous sympathizers.

Large crowds gathered at the cemeteries, among them a soldier on leave whose home was wrecked.

He does not know whether his wife and four children have been killed or saved.

A number of private funerals also took place in various parts of the city.

Recorder Adjourns Court

Judge Thompson announced in Belfast Recrder's Court yesterday that, after consultation with officials and solicitors, he had decided to adjourn the balance of his list of cases to the next court. In the present emergency there were many difficulties in the way of continuing the hearing from day to day.

Lady Carson's Message

The Prime Minister has received the following message from Lady Carson:-- "I am very sorry !o hear about the recent air raid. Please give the Ulster people my love and sympathy, I never forget them."

Rotary Sympathy

When Belfast Rotary Club held their weekly luncheon meeting in the Grand Central Hotel yesterday Mr. J. H. Norritt, president, expressed the sympathy of the Club with the bereaved in the air raid. None of their members had received any personal injury.

Past President F. R. Unwin praised the work of the voluntary services and the police during the raid.

A letter of sympathy was received from Mr. Arthur Pearson, president of the Dublin Rotary Club.

Flowers which decorated the tables were sent to ihe city hospitals.

Animals Rescued

Hundreds of animals are still being brought into The U.S.P.C.A, Shelter, Hamilton Street, Belfast, and the work of rescue and destruction of trapped, injured, and unwanted animals is being continued. Numbers of injured animals continue to be retrieved from bombed premises. Food and water have been placed at various points fur animals running wild.

THIRTEEN VICTIMS

Death Roll in Northern Ireland Town

The total death roll in a raid on one Northern Ireland town has now been definitely established.

The following are the names of the dead William A. M'Farland (44); William Murray (49), his wife, Mary A. Murray (nee Gorman), their children, Ita, Kathleen. Philomina, and Shiela; John Richmond, his wife, Winifred, and their children, Owen (18) and Bridie, a baby; James Collins and his daughter, Ellen.

All the injured are surviving members of the families of the dead.

The four families concerned lived in adjoining houses, which were demolished when a bomb fell alongside an ex-Servicemen's colony. The four fathers are ex-Servicemen.

The funerals have taken place of the dead members of the Murray family, the three Richmonds and of James Collins and his daughter.

The six Murrays were buried in five coffins, a baby being put in the same coffin as its mother. There were three coffins in the case of the Richmond family.

Miss Nan M'Farland, a member of ampioil gave mm twu uu^j drums. Witness bought six gallons of petrol in April last year, and having no licence to sell it, be kept it in reserve. Petrol was found on a makeshift shelf in the garage, but he knew nothing about it.

Cross-examined by Head-Constable Quigley, defendant said he was not acquainted with Frampton. He knew nothing about the petrol except the six gallons for which he submitted a delivery note. He never gave Frampton any money.

Mr. M'Coy, imposing the fines, said Smyth ought to have known that a soldier wanting to store petrol in his yard did not have it for a lawful purpose. He would not send him to prison having regard to previous character and the impression he had gained of Frampton.

Miss Nan M'Farland, a member of the Women's Royal Naval Service, had a miraculous escape when her father was killed during a raid on an Ulster town.

She was in bed in an upstairs room when the explosion occurred. Still in the bed she was blown out of the house into the front garden. She scrambled out of the bed uninjured and ran to tend her dying father, who had been fatally injured by the explosion. He was standing at the door at the time the bomb fell.

Her mother, and a cousin, Ronald Eager aged nine, an evacuee from England, were injured, Mrs. M'Farland very seriously.

The house, together with three others, was demolished.

Lisburn Fund for Victims

The sum of 1,400 (including 100 voted by the Urban Council) was collected yesterday, the first day of the Raid Distress Fund, to assist those who have suffered in the recent "blitz" and who are temporarily resident in and around Lisburn.

The chairman (Mr. J. D. Barbour) stated that the total aimed at was at least 5,000.

The following committee has been appointed to administer the Fund:-- Mr. J. D. Barbour (chairman), the Rev. J. Hart (hon. secretary), Miss B. Henderson, Mrs. A. Kirk, the Rev. J. K. Elliott, B.A.; Messrs. A. N. Stevenson, J. Smyth, B.A., B.Sc.; D. A. Hill, M.A. (assistant hon. secretary); D. Mooney.

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ULSTER NAME IN CASUALTY LIST

Private James Robinson, 118, Matilda Street, Belfast, Highland Light Infantry, has died of wounds on active service.

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In recognition of his distinguished services as medical representative, the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland has elected Dr S. E. A Acheson, 207, Albertbridge Road, Belfast, an honorary member of the Society.

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Found Dead Up a Tree

Joseph M'Loughlin (39), of Avenue Road, Lurgan, was found seated dead up a tree in Lurgan Park on Saturday evening.

A verdict of death from natural causes was returned at the inquest.

It was stated that M'Loughlin had gone up the tree on Friday night intending to cut branches for pea rods.

He did not return home, and during a search was found as stated.

He leaves a widow and one child.

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Stole 6s. -- Given Six Months

Convicted of stealing 6s. from a seaman, Denis O'Hanlon, Upper Library Street, was at Belfast Police Court yesterday sent to prison for six months. He was also ordered to find bail at the end of his sentence, or serve another six months in default.

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BIG INCREASE IN METAL SALVAGE

Sales in February of salvage collected by local councils showed an increase over January -- 198,992 against 187,720. Metal salvaged increased from 16,808 tons, valued at 44,988, to 19,307 tons, valued at 56,754 Salvaged paper amounted to 21,441 tons, against 22,123 tons, and bones totalled 834 tons, a decrease of 74 tons.

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ULSTER WILLS

Major Wilfrid Burnet Faris Orr, R.A.M.C., c/o Glyn. Mills & Co., Whitehall, London, S.W., who died on war service in June last, only son of the late Dr. James Orr, of Templepatrick, County Antrim, left 11,118 9s. 11d. gross, with net personalty 11,085 19s. 8d.

Mr. George Steen Austin, of Hillmount, Victoria Park, Waterside, Derry, founder of Austin & Co., The Diamond, Derry, who died on April 3, aged 87 years, left personal estate valued at 16,791 0s. 3d.

 

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