Ranville War Cemetery


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Ranville War Cemetery is the final resting place of at least 33 men with connections to Northern Ireland who died during fighting in the Battle of Normandy.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Graves

The 33 people below all have connections to Ulster and served during the Battle of Normandy in 1944.

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
Mearns Herbert Rifleman 9th June 1944 IIA.H.5
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
McCoo John Rifleman 13th June 1944 IIIA.K.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
Stone Charles Edward Captain 30th June 1944 IIIA.E.9
Vincent John Leonard Lance Corporal 16th August 1944 IX.D.20
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

Charles Edward Stone

Captain | 137894

Captain Charles Edward Stone of Banbridge, Co. Down lived in England before his death on 30th June 1944 while serving in the Royal Artillery in Normandty.

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.

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.

George Bradley

Rifleman | 7014121

Rifleman George Bradley of Belfast died on 9th July 1944 while serving with A Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during the Battle of Normandy.

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.

Henry Greer

Lance Corporal | 6985178

Lance Corporal Henry Greer of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone died near Sainte-Honorine on 8th June 1944. He landed on D-Day with 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

Henry Oford

Private | 14434072

Known to family and friends as Harry, Private Henry Oford of Derry/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/Londonderry. He died on 19th August 1944 while serving in the Normandy campaign.

John Francis McSorley

Private | 1595047

Private John Francis McSorley of Gortin, Co. Tyrone fought with The Parachute Regiment near Merville, Normandy following D-Day and died on 12th June 1944.