1st (Airborne) Royal Ulster Rifles - Military Medal's 16th July 1944

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  1. brithm

    brithm Senior Member


    On Paradata the photograph of the 16th July 1944 investiture held in L'Ecarde Quarry, Amfreville for Commandos and the 6th Airborne Division have two men who have not been named in the photograph Rfmn. Charles Feeney (Newry, County Down) & John Gilliland (Newtonards Belfast) 1st (Airborne) Royal Ulster Rifles, “B” and “C” Company respectively.

    Rifleman Feeney and Gilliland were both awarded Military Medals for their action at St Honorine on 7th June 1944.

    War Diary
    Rfmn. Charles Feeney (Newry, County Down)
    John Gilliland (Newtonards, Belfast)

    I am not sure who is who out of the two, Feeney drowned whilst on patrol on the 24th August 1944 and is buried in Trouville Communal cemetery.
     

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