James Patrick Joseph O’Hanlon

Guardsman James Patrick Joseph O'Hanlon died on 24th July 1944 while serving in the fiercely-fought Battle of Normandy with 3rd Battalion Irish Guards.

Guardsman

James Patrick Joseph O'Hanlon

2723994

James Patrick Joseph O'Hanlon of Bessbrook, Co. Armagh served in 3rd Battalion Irish Guards and fought during the Battle of Normandy that followed D-Day in the summer of 1944.

Guardsman James Patrick Joseph O'Hanlon (2723994) served in 3rd Battalion Irish Guards during World War Two. He was the son of Patrick O'Hanlon and Mary Anne O'Hanlon, and the husband of Kathleen O'Hanlon of Bessbrook, Co. Armagh.

He died on Monday 24th July 1944 aged 23 years old. Guardsman O’Hanlon was taking part in the hard-fought Battle of Normandy, which followed D-Day.

James Patrick Joseph O’Hanlon’s grave is in Section III, Row H, Grave 13 of Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux, Normandy, France. His headstone bears the inscription:

Not just today but every day in silence I remember. Loving wife Kathleen.

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