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Dated added: 17/02/2019   Last updated: 07/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Civilian - British (British Civilian)
Date Of Birth: 22/12/1910
Died: 15/04/1941 (Home)
Age: 30
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William McIntyre was the second son of David and Matilda Kennedy McIntyre. He was born on 22nd December 1910. He was the fourth of at least six children, all born in Dungannon. William's father was the manager of the Gas Works in Dungannon. William McIntyre went on to university. It seems that by the time of World War Two, William was working in Belfast. William McIntyre died on 15th April 1941 at Duncairn Gardens in Belfast. He died in the Belfast Blitz.
Further Information
William McIntyre was the second son of David and Matilda Kennedy McIntyre. David McIntyre and Matilda Campbell were married on 17th April 1906 in the district of Coleraine.
William McIntyre was born on 22nd December 1910. He was the fourth of at least six children, all born in Dungannon.
Known family: David McIntyre, Matilda Kennedy McIntyre, David McIntyre (born 8th May 1907), Barbara Helena McIntyre (born 2nd March 1909), William McIntyre (born 22nd December 1910), Joseph McIntyre (born 14th December 1912), John McIntyre (born 19th December 1914), Samuel McIntyre (born 28th June 1918).
The 1911 census lists William as a baby, living with the family at house 18 in Washingford Row, Dungannon. William's father was the manager of the Gas Works in Dungannon.
William McIntyre went on to university and attained a BSc degree.
It seems that by the time of World War Two, William was working in Belfast.
William McIntyre died on 15th April 1941 at Duncairn Gardens in Belfast. He died in the Belfast Blitz. Duncairn Gardens, in the Antrim Road area of North Belfast, suffered severe damage during the heaviest bombing of the Belfast Blitz in April and May 1941.
Nellie Bell recalled that 'At the top of Duncairn Gardens there had been a direct hit on a shelter. As we passed the dead and injured were being brought out.'
It is not known where William McIntyre is buried.
William McIntyre is commemorated n the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour. Of the many civilians of the Commonwealth whose deaths were due to enemy action in the 1939-1945 War, the names of more than 67,000 are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.
The CWGC record William McIntyre as the son of David and Matilda Kennedy McIntyre of Gas Works, Dungannon. He is recorded as having died at Duncairn Gardens. He was a B.Sc.
Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, whose research was instrumental to this information.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Washingford Row Dungannon Town South Lived at Washingford Row 54.501184 -6.770045
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1 1911 Census lists McIntyre family Lists William as a baby, living with the family at house 18 in Washingford Row, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 Memories of Belfast Blitz 'At the top of Duncairn Gardens there had been a direct hit on a shelter'
3 Wartime NI - Duncairn Gardens Suffered severe damage during the heaviest bombing of the Belfast Blitz
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021