William John Cunningham

Warrant Officer Class I William John Cunningham died on 17th June 1944 while serving in Normandy with 9th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps.

Warrant Officer Class I

William John Cunningham

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Warrant Officer Class I William John Cunningham served in 9th Battalion The Parachute Regiment during fierce fighting in the Battle of Normandy in June 1944.

Warrant Officer Class I William John Cunningham (7011364) served as a Regimental Sergeant Major in 9th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps during World War Two. He was the eldest son of Isaac Cunningham and Margaret Cunningham of Orchard Cottage, Warrenpoint, Co. Down.

He died on 17th June 1944 aged 32 years old. At the time, his unit had engaged in the Battle of Normandy. Cunningham was mentioned in dispatches for his service in the 1944 campaign.

William John Cunningham’s grave is in Section IIA, Row B, Grave 12 of Ranville War Cemetery, Ranville, Normandy, France. His headstone bears the inscription:

Faithful unto death.