John Gallagher

Rifleman John Gallagher from Co. Londonderry died on 2nd July 1944 while serving in the Battle of Normandy with B Company 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.

Rifleman John Gallagher (14431679) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He was the son of John Gallagher and Jennie Gallagher of Eglinton, Co. Londonderry.

He died as a result of shrapnel on 2nd July 1944 aged 19 years old. He was part of B Company and landed with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles on D-Day, 6th June 1944 at Sword Beach. The Battalion was part of some heavy fighting during the following campaign in Normandy.

John Gallagher’s grave is in Section II, Row G, Grave 4 of La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Normandy, France. His headstone bears the inscription:

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Mary, mother of Jesus, pray for him.