Henry Oford

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.

Private

Henry Oford

14434072

Private Henry Oford of Derry, Co. Londonderry served in 5th Battalion Black Watch during the Battle of Normandy and the hard-fought advance on Breville.

Private Henry Oford (14434072) served in 5th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) during World War Two. He was the son of Albert Oford and Margaret Oford of 7 York Street, Waterside, Derry, Co. Londonderry. Albert served in the Royal Fusiliers in World War One and received the Military Medal.

Known as Harry, Oford was a member of the Ulster Special Constabulary. He died on 11th June 1944 aged 19 years old during the Black Watch advance on Breville in the days following D-Day, 6th June 1944.

Henry Oford’s grave is in Section II, Row F, Grave 22 of Ranville War Cemetery, Ranville, Normandy, France. His headstone bears the inscription:

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember him.

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