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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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ranville War Cemetery
  Caen, Calvados
Grave Ref: Grave IVA-B-13
CWGC Casualty 2343307
Summary      
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 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