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.