D-Day

George McAllister

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7th June 2018

Rifleman George McAllister served in 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles during the war. He saw action on D-Day and was killed in Cambes Wood.

Robert William Beck

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7th June 2018

Robert William Beck served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He fought with 3rd Infantry Division during D-Day on 6th June 1944.

Albert McConville

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7th June 2018

Sergeant Major Albert McConville served in 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He was injured during the Normandy landings in June 1944.

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2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles: From Sword to Cambes

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6th June 2018

Flags bearing the red hand of Ulster fly on lamp posts in Normandy each June remembering D-Day and the role played by the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

William McConnell MBE

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6th June 2018

William McConnell, known to friends and the men of 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles as Bill, served in World War Two, enlisting at only 17 years old.

Stanley Burrows

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6th June 2018

Rifleman Stanley Burrows served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He saw action on D-Day and was injured in Cambes Wood, Normandy.

James Moore

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6th June 2018

Lance Corporal James Moore served with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He fought on D-Day in Normandy and on through Europe.

Andrew Charles

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6th June 2018

Rifleman Andrew Charles served with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He received the Military Medal from Field Marshal Montgomery.

James McMurray-Taylor

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6th June 2018

Captain Reverend James McMurray-Taylor served with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles seeing action on D-Day as a padre on the Normandy beaches.