Rifleman Timothy O'Connor

19 Jun 1944

Timothy O’Connor was the son of John J and Mary O’Connor, of Annascaul, County Kerry, Eire, he enlisted in the Royal Ulster Rifles and volunteered for airborne forces.

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

Rfn O’Connor was killed in action on 19 June 1944, age 32, and was given a field burial near Breville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 26 October 1945.

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