Terence McCarthy was the son of Terence and Selena McCarthy, of Belfast, Northern Ireland, he enlisted in the Royal Ulster Rifles and volunteered for airborne forces. His father served in WW1.
Corporal McCarthy successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).
Cpl McCarthy was killed in action on 13 June 1944, age 29, 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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