Michael O’Reilly was the son of John and Mary O’Reilly, of Dublin, Eire, he enlisted in the Royal Irish Fusiliers and volunteered for airborne forces.
Rifleman O’Reilly successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).
Rfn O’Reilly was killed in action on 7 June 1944, age 21, and was given a field burial near Le Bas Ranville – St Honorine and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 20 July 1945.
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