Lieutenant Reginald Norman Morgan (176548) served with the 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles. He was part of the airborne campaign on 6th June 1944.
Born in Belfast in 1913, Reggie was the son of Richard and Emily Morgan. Before the war, he had been a keen cricketer. His brother Lieutenant Harry R Morgan served in F Company, No.1 Medium Machine Gun Platoon on D-Day.
D-Day with The Rifles
Reginald Normand Morgan was part of C Company, No. 15 Platoon when he dropped on the Normandy coast on D-Day.
He had been commissioned on 1st March 1941 and promoted to Lieutenant on 1st September 1942. By the time of Operation Overlord, Morgan was a temporary Captain as of 15th March 1943.
Reggie had entered the town of Sainte-Honorine with his platoon on 7th June 1944. A withdrawal was ordered from the area and Morgan was among the troops seen leaving.
1st Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles re-entered the town on 11th July 1944. There, they found the lieutenant’s body. He was thirty-one-years-old.
Reginald Norman Morgan’s grave is in the Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados at Plot x, Row M, Grave 6.