Sergeant James Young

06 Jun 1944

Sergeant James Young, son of John Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Young, of Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, served with 9th (Essex) Parachute Battalion. He took part in the D-Day landings to Normandy, during Op Overlord. Previously he had seen service with 1st Rifle Brigade and 151 Bn in India.

Sergeant Young died on 6 June 1944, aged 28 years old.

James was originally from Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He was first buried with many others at Gonneville-sur-Merville and later his body was recovered and reburied at Ranville War Cemetery. Note that the village of Gonneville-sur-Melville changed it's name in 1965 to Gonneville-en-Auge.


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