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203952   Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles (British Army)
Died: 18/07/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
Summary      
George Alexander Maginnis was the son of Edward and Matilda Maginnis. He was born about 1911. George attended the Royal School, Armagh. He played rugby for Ulster. George Maginnis was commissioned on 6 September 1941. Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis was serving with the 1st (Airborne) Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles when he was killed in action when he was hit by shrapnel and died almost immediately. George was the uncle of Ken Maginnis, the Northern Irish politician.
Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis
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George Alexander Maginnis was the son of Edward and Matilda Maginnis. He was born about 1911.
George attended the Royal School, Armagh
He played rugby for Ulster.
George Maginnis was commissioned on 6 September 1941.
Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis was serving with the 1st (Airborne) Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles when he was killed in action.
At 9am on the morning of 18th July 1944, at Le Mesnil, Breville, Lieutenant Maginnis was standing at door of B Company H.Q. when a mortar bomb landed in yard of the farm. Lieutenant Maginnis was hit by shrapnel and died almost immediately.
Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis was interred in Ranville Cemetery on the following day. He was 33 years old.
The CWGC record Lieutenant G A Maginnis as the son of Edward and Matilda Maginnis, of Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
George Alexander Maginnis was the uncle of Ken Maginnis. Kenneth Wiggins Maginnis, Baron Maginnis of Drumglass (born 21 January 1938), is a Northern Irish Ulster Unionist Party politician who sits as a Life Peer in the House of Lords. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Fermanagh and South Tyrone from 1983 to 2001.
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1 Photo, 1st Batt., Royal Ulster Rifles Annotated photo of Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis
2 ROH, 1st Batt., Royal Ulster Rifles Lists Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis
3 War diary, Royal Ulster Rifles Brief details of Lieutenant Maginnis' death
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