John McCoo was born in Armagh and lived in Belfast, he enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and volunteered for airborne forces.
Rifleman McCoo successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).
Rfn McCoo was killed in action on 13 June 1944, age 21, and was given a field burial near Longueval and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 12 June 1945.
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