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14216814   Private Michael John McGee D.C.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (British Army)
Died: 06/06/1944 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
Michael John McGee was born about 1924 in County Monaghan. It seems he lived most of his life in Tyrone, and lived at Mill Street in Aughnacloy for a time. Private Michael John McGee served with 7th Parachute Battalion. On the night of 5/6 June 1944, Private McGee jumped with his battalion behind the German lines in Normandy. The task was to capture the bridge at Benouville. Private McGee did not survive that day and died from his wounds later that day. He was awarded the D,C.M. for his actions on the day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Benouville Churchyard
  Caen, Calvados, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 12
CWGC Casualty 2633418
Benouville is a village 10 kilometres north-east of Caen, at the junction of the Caen to Benouville and Caen to Ouistreham-Riva-Bella roads, RN814. On the way out of the village, towards Ouistreham, the cemetery lies on the right of the road.
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1 Facebook - Aughnacloy Details of Private Michael John McGee including photos
2 Photo of Private Michael John McGee's gravestone
3 London Gazette - promotions Pte M J McGee (died of wounds)
4 Parachute Regiment Details of Michael John McGee DCM
5 Pegasus Archive Lieutenant Richard Todd writes of Michael John McGee
6 Traces of War DCM citation awarded 22nd March 1945
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Michael John McGee's gravestone can be purchased here
8 WW2 NI Details and photos of Private Michael John McGee
9 WW2 NI Brief details of Private Michael John McGee
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