McGowan, Bertha

McGowan, Bertha

Civilian War Dead

Died as the result of enemy action on Tuesday 6 May 1941 (aged 56)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Tiger’s Bay North Belfast Community Website

Sister of William Thomas McGowan


In some records her surname is spelt Magowan.

Bertha McGowan of 11 Avondale Street, Belfast died in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast on 6 May 1941 as the result of injuries received in a bomb explosion during the Blitz on 4 May.

Bertha’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.  Bertha McGowan is commemorated on the Tiger’s Bay North Belfast Community Website.

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.