Norman Moses McFarland was the son of Robert and Letitia McFarland, of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; husband of Doreen Edith McFarland, of Ilfracombe, Devon, he enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and volunteered for airborne forces.
Rifleman McFarland successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).
Rfn McFarland was killed in action on 7 June 1944, age 21, and was given a field burial at Le Bas de Ranville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 20 July 1945.
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