McGowan, William Thomas

McGowan, William Thomas

Civilian War Dead

Died as the result of enemy action on Monday 5 May 1941 (aged 59)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Brother of Bertha McGowan

BIOGRAPHY

In some records his surname is spelt Magowan.

William Thomas McGowan of 11 Avondale Street, Belfast died on 5 May 1941 as the result of injuries received in a bomb explosion during the Blitz on 4 May.

William’s sister, brother-in-law and family who lived at 49 Mill Street, Newtownards placed a Result of Enemy Action death notice in the 10 May 1941 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle.

Of the many civilians of the Commonwealth whose deaths were due to enemy action in the Second World War, the names of some 67,092 are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.