Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy, France

Ranville War Cemetery is the final resting place of 29 men with connections to Northern Ireland. Each one died during fighting in the Battle of Normandy.

Ranville War Cemetery





Ulstermen in Ranville

This Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery is the final resting place of 29 men with connections to Northern Ireland.

Last NameFirst Name(s)RankDate of DeathGrave
BradleyGeorgeRifleman9th July 1944IV.A.7
ClarkePatrick JosephFusilier10th June 1944IIIA.B.6
CoyleJohnSergeant7th June 1944IVA.N.8
CrawfordWilnorRifleman14th June 1944IVA.G.17
CunninghamWilliam JohnWarrant Officer Class I17th June 1944IIA.B.12
ElliottWilliam LynasPrivate12th June 1944IVA.G.18
GlassSamuelRifleman7th June 1944IA.A.1
GreerHenryLance Corporal8th June 1944IVA.G.2
HeganWilliam JamesRifleman13th June 1944IIIA.B.4
HoeyRobertPrivate9th July 1944IVA.C.19
HumphreysDavid GwynfrynLance Corporal16th August 1944IX.D.16
JeffersonNormanCorporal7th June 1944IIA.C.5
JohnstonWilliamRifleman19th June 1944VA.Q.2
KeysThomasRifleman20th July 1944IX.C.29
MagillNathaniel MortonRifleman11th June 1944IIIA.F.4
MaginnisGeorge AlexanderLieutenant18th July 1944IVA.B.13
MullinsPatrick JamesRifleman8th June 1944IVA.D.2
McBurneyWilliam AshwoodRifleman9th July 1944IIIA.J.1
McCarthyTerenceCorporal13th June 1944IIIA.M.4
McCullaghFrankPrivate13th June 1944I.E.3
McCulloughClarence JohnSapper9th June 1944IA.C.18
McIlroyJamesRifleman9th June 1944IA.D.13
McSorleyJohn FrancisPrivate12th June 1944IA.F.20
OfordHenryPrivate11th June 1944II.F.22
PittHenry WilliamCorporal19th August 1944IIA.M.14
ReidGordonPrivate7th July 1944IIA.E.3
WillisNormanRifleman9th June 1944V.B.23
WolseyWilliam HenryLance Corporal9th August 1944III.B.1
YoungJamesSergeant6th June 1944IVA.N.6

George Bradley

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.

Samuel Glass

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.

Henry Greer

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.

Robert Hoey

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.

John McCoo

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.

Henry Oford

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.

Gordon Reid

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.