6th October

On 6th October 1944, a Belfast Telegraph photographer captured the view on Bedford Street showing a glimpse of wartime life in Belfast city.

Bedford Street, Belfast in 1944

Belfast Telegraph Photo: A view of Bedford Street, Belfast looking towards Donegall Square from the corner of Ormeau Avenue on 6th October 1944. Note the white striped markings on lamp and signposts to help drivers in the blackout, as well as the old Belfast trams and a United States Army Willy's Jeep. Copyright Belfast Telegraph.

Remembering the Fallen

Archibald Giffin

Able Seaman | D/JX 243308

Able Seaman Archibald Giffin of Ballymena, Co. Antrim died on 6th October 1941 when a Heinkel HEIII attacked S.S. Thistlegorm near Egypt.

William Norman Jenkins

Rifleman | 7020240

Rifleman William Norman Jenkins of Derry/Londonderry died on 6th October 1943 after returning to the front having spent 3 months in hospital.

Francis Anthony McCluskey

Flight Sergeant

Flight Sergeant Francis Anthony McCluskey of Ballymoney died in the Netherlands on 6th October 1942. His story remained untold for many years.

Charles Henry Young

Aircraftman 2nd Class | 949726

Aircraftman 2nd Class Charles Henry Young died on 6th October 1940 before his family moved from their hometown in Wales to Larne, Co. Antrim.