Rifleman Nicholas McGuire

19 Jun 1944

Nicholas McGuire was the son of Nicholas and Mary Josephine McGuire, of Grange, County Waterford, Eire; husband of Julia McGuire, he enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and volunteered for airborne forces.

Rifleman McGuire successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Rfn McGuire was killed in action on 19 June 1944, age 35, and was given a field burial near Breville and re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France on 26 October 1945.

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