Rifleman Richard George Patton (6979411) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. Born in Co. Armagh, he served in A Company during the Normandy campaign.
On enlisting in the British Army, he joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Later, he joined Royal Ulster Rifles before their now famous involvement in the Battle of Normandy.
On 9th June 1944, three days after landing on D-Day at Sword Beach, Normandy, Richard George Patton died in Cambes. He suffered fatal wounds from shrapnel during the battle to take the woods near the village.
Richard George Patton’s grave is in Row G, Grave 4 of Cambes-en-Pleine Cemetery, Cambes, Normandy, France.