Private Terence K McCann

10 Jun 1944

Terence Kevin McCann was the son of Terence and Mary McCann, of Dublin, Irish Republic, he enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private McCann successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 70, from 28 June to 9 July 1943. His course report stated “Has worked well, reached good standard”. He was posted to HQ C Company, 7th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte McCann was killed in action on 10 June 1944, age 20, and was given a field burial at Le Bas de Ranville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 28 September 1945.

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By Rod Gibson

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