George McAllister

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.


George McAllister


Rifleman George McAllister (7009594) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He served in 'D' Company in Normandy on D-Day.

He was the son of the late George A McAllister and Elizabeth McAllister of 61 Berlin Street, Belfast. George Senior died as a result of wounds sustained in World War One in August 1916. George Junior was the husband of Mary McAllister of Donegall Pass, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

George died on D-Day+1, 7th June 1944 aged 37 years old. He sustained a gunshot wound in Wood Gazelle at Cambes Wood, Normandy.

George McAllister’s grave is in Section VII, Row G, Grave 1 of La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, France. His headstone bears the inscription “in loving memory of my husband. He died that we might live. Maisie”. His name is on the war memorial of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

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