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203952   Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/05/1911
Died: 18/07/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
George Alexander Maginnis was the son of Edward and Matilda Maginnis. He was born about on 10th May 1911 in Aughnacloy. 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ranville War Cemetery
  Caen, Calvados
Grave Ref: Grave IVA-B-13
CWGC Casualty 2343307
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.
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1 1911 Census lists Maginnis family Lists family at house 85 in Main Street, Aughnacloy Urban, Tyrone
2 Facebook - WW2 NI Photo of Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis
3 Parachute Regiment Details of Lieutenant George Maginnis
4 Photo, 1st Batt., Royal Ulster Rifles Annotated photo of Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis
5 ROH, 1st Batt., Royal Ulster Rifles Lists Lieutenant George Alexander Maginnis
6 War diary, Royal Ulster Rifles Brief details of Lieutenant Maginnis' death
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Maginnis' family gravestone can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lieutenant George Maginnis' gravestone can be purchased here
9 Wartime NI - WW2 Brief details of Lieutenant George Maginnis
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