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   Civilian John Esdale
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 31/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Civilian - British (Unknown Civilian)
Died: 08/04/1941 (Home)
Age: 72
Summary      
John Esdale was born about 1869. He married on 4th December 1896 in the Magherafelt area. John and Sarah’s only child, James M Esdale, was born on 7th August 1898 in the Magherafelt area. By 1901 they were living in Bristol Street in Belfast. On the night of 7th-8th April 1941, John was in the vicinity of the Harland & Wolff Shipyard when the Luftwaffe attacked Belfast and he was killed in the attack. He had worked for Harland & Wolff for many years.
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Cemetery Details
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CWGC Casualty 3162843
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1 1901 census lists Esdale family Lists John as age 32, living with his family at house 24 in Bristol Street, Court Ward, Antrim
2 1911 census lists Esdale family Lists John as age 42, living with his family at house 18 in Bristol Street, Court Ward, Antrim
3 Wartime NI - John Esdale Details of John Esdale
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