Ulstermen in Ranville
This Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery is the final resting place of 29 men with connections to Northern Ireland.
|Last Name||First Name(s)||Rank||Date of Death||Grave|
|Bradley||George||Rifleman||9th July 1944||IV.A.7|
|Clarke||Patrick Joseph||Fusilier||10th June 1944||IIIA.B.6|
|Coyle||John||Sergeant||7th June 1944||IVA.N.8|
|Crawford||Wilnor||Rifleman||14th June 1944||IVA.G.17|
|Cunningham||William John||Warrant Officer Class I||17th June 1944||IIA.B.12|
|Elliott||William Lynas||Private||12th June 1944||IVA.G.18|
|Glass||Samuel||Rifleman||7th June 1944||IA.A.1|
|Greer||Henry||Lance Corporal||8th June 1944||IVA.G.2|
|Hegan||William James||Rifleman||13th June 1944||IIIA.B.4|
|Hoey||Robert||Private||9th July 1944||IVA.C.19|
|Humphreys||David Gwynfryn||Lance Corporal||16th August 1944||IX.D.16|
|Jefferson||Norman||Corporal||7th June 1944||IIA.C.5|
|Johnston||William||Rifleman||19th June 1944||VA.Q.2|
|Keys||Thomas||Rifleman||20th July 1944||IX.C.29|
|Magill||Nathaniel Morton||Rifleman||11th June 1944||IIIA.F.4|
|Maginnis||George Alexander||Lieutenant||18th July 1944||IVA.B.13|
|Mullins||Patrick James||Rifleman||8th June 1944||IVA.D.2|
|McBurney||William Ashwood||Rifleman||9th July 1944||IIIA.J.1|
|McCarthy||Terence||Corporal||13th June 1944||IIIA.M.4|
|McCullagh||Frank||Private||13th June 1944||I.E.3|
|McCullough||Clarence John||Sapper||9th June 1944||IA.C.18|
|McIlroy||James||Rifleman||9th June 1944||IA.D.13|
|McSorley||John Francis||Private||12th June 1944||IA.F.20|
|Oford||Henry||Private||11th June 1944||II.F.22|
|Pitt||Henry William||Corporal||19th August 1944||IIA.M.14|
|Reid||Gordon||Private||7th July 1944||IIA.E.3|
|Willis||Norman||Rifleman||9th June 1944||V.B.23|
|Wolsey||William Henry||Lance Corporal||9th August 1944||III.B.1|
|Young||James||Sergeant||6th June 1944||IVA.N.6|
Rifleman • 7014121
Rifleman George Bradley of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 9th July 1944 while serving with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during the Battle of Normandy.
William John Cunningham
Warrant Officer Class I • 7011364
Warrant Officer Class I William John Cunningham died on 17th June 1944 while serving in Normandy with 9th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps.
Rifleman • 7020032
Rifleman Samuel Glass served in 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He landed in Normandy on D-Day and was shot by a sniper on 7th June.
Lance Corporal • 6985178
Lance Corporal Henry Greer from Cookstown, Co. Tyrone landed with 1st Royal Ulster Rifles by glider at LZ N near Ranville, Normandy on D-Day 6th June 1944.
Private • 7012466
Private Robert Hoey was the company cook with C Company, 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles when he died in a mortar attack in Normandy on 9th July 1944.
David Gwynfryn Humphreys
Lance Corporal • 3957954
Lance Corporal David Gwynfryn Humphreys died on 16th August 1944 while serving in 1/5th Battalion Welch Regiment in the hard-fought Battle of Normandy.
Nathaniel Morton Magill
Rifleman • 14416538
Rifleman Nathaniel Morton Magill died at Longueval, Normandy on 11th June 1944 when his platoon of 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles came under sniper fire.
George Alexander Maginnis
Lieutenant • 203952
Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis served in B Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles at the time of his death in Normandy, France on 18th July 1944.
William Ashwood McBurney
Rifleman • 7046106
Rifleman William Ashwood McBurney of Banbridge, Co. Down died at Le Mesnil in Normandy on 9th July 1944 while serving in 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.
Rifleman • 6985059
Rifleman John McCoo of Gilford, Co. Down died on 13th June 1944 while serving in the Battle of Normandy with 1st (Airborne) Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.
Private • 14434072
Known to family and friends as Harry, Private Henry Oford of Derry, Co. Londonderry died on 11th June 1944 during the Black Watch's advance on Breville.
Henry William Pitt
Corporal • 5111378
Corporal Henry William Pitt married Margaret Therese Quigley of Derry, Co. Londonderry. He died on 19th August 1944 while serving in the Normandy campaign.
Private • 14410593
Private Gordon Reid of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone died on 7th July 1944. He once parachuted into France on a covert mission with Lieutenant Colonel Blair Mayne.
William Henry Wolsey
Lance Corporal • 7047419
Lance Corporal William Henry Wolsey of Portadown, Co. Armagh died on 9th August 1944 while serving in Normandy with 11th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.