Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
7010278   Sergeant John Coyle
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 10/06/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles (British Army)
Died: 07/06/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
John Coyle was born about 1910. As part of the Normand landings in June 1944, he landed on Drop Zone N at Ranville in France at 9pm on 6th June 1944. It is believed he was killed at Ste Honorine the following morning. Sergeant John Coyle was serving with the 1st (Airborne) Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles when he was killed in action on 7th June 1944. He was 34 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ranville War Cemetery
  Ranville, Calvados, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IVA-N-8
CWGC Casualty 2847856
Ranville is best reached by taking the D513 north-eastwards out of Caen, and after about 9 kilometres turning left at Herouvillette. Go north for one kilometre and then turn left into Ranville village. The War Cemetery is on Rue des Airbornes.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson Memorial - World War 2 Panel Castledawson
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1 Royal Ulster Rifles ROH WW2 Some information on Sergeant John Coyle
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023