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6985178   Lance Corporal Henry Greer
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/10/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Air Landing Brigade, Royal Ulster Rifles (British Army)
Died: 08/06/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Henry Greer was a close friend of Joe Hall and Lance Corporal Ruddell. The 6th June 1944 was the day the allies landed on the beaches of Normandy. The 1st Royal Ulster Rifles were part of the 6th Airborne Division who landed by gliders in and around the town of Ranville in Normandy. Lance Corporal Henry Greer was killed in action during the battalion’s next objective, the town of St. Honorine, on 8th June 1944.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ranville War Cemetery
  Ranville, Calvados, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 4A-G-2
CWGC Casualty 2848190
Ranville is best reached by taking the D513 north-eastwards out of Caen, and after about 9 kilometres turning left at Herouvillette. Go north for one kilometre and then turn left into Ranville village. The War Cemetery is on Rue des Airbornes.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 369
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1 Fallen Heroes of Normandy Brief details on Lance Corporal Henry Greer
2 ParaData - Airborne assault Details on Lance Corporal Henry Greer including photos
3 Royal Ulster Rifles ROH WW2 Brief details on Lance Corporal Henry Greer
4 Wartime NI Brief details on Lance Corporal Henry Greer
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