John Flanagan was the son of Patrick and Margaret Flanagan He was born about 1922. Private John Flanagan was serving with the 2/5th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment when he was killed in action in Italy on 23rd September 1944. The CWGC record Private John Flanagan as the son of Patrick and Margaret Flanagan of Maghera.
Coriano Ridge War Cemetery is 3.5 kilometres west of Riccione, a seaside resort on the Adriatic coast, and is reached by turning west off the main Rimini/Riccione road, the SS 16, about 1 kilometre north-west of Riccione. At this turning there is a sign leading to the cemetery. Follow it in the direction of Coriano until a T junction is reached, then turn left and after a short distance the cemetery will be found on the right-hand side.