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.
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.