Sergeant Charles Joseph McVeigh (7013567) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He was born in Lurgan, Co. Armagh.
On 6th June 1944, 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles was one of 2 battalions of The Rifles to land in Normandy. Charles went on to fight with the battalion throughout the Battle of Normandy. He died on 12th August 1944 aged 27 years old. Cause of death was shrapnel wounds.
Charles Joseph McVeigh’s grave is in Section VI, Row C, Grave 4 of St. Charles de Percy War Cemetery, Normandy, France. His name is on the Portadown War Memorial, Portadown, Co. Armagh.