ranville war cemetery

The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944.

Ranville was the first village to be liberated in France when the bridge over the Caen Canal was captured intact in the early hours of 6 June by troops of the 6th Airborne Division, who were landed nearby by parachute and glider. Many of the division's casualties are buried in Ranville War Cemetery and the adjoining churchyard

The CEMETERY contains 2,236 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 90 of them unidentified. There are also 323 German graves and a few burials of other nationalities.

The CHURCHYARD contains 47 Commonwealth burials, one of which is unidentified, and one German grave.
  1. PARAS Allcock, Harry

    SURNAME Allcock FORENAME Harry UNIT 22 Independent Company RANK Private NUMBER 14408455 DATE OF DEATH 21st June 1944 AGE 18 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IIA.F.6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Stoke-on-Trent,Staffordshire son of Harry and Alexandra May...
  2. PARAS deLautour, Robert Edward Vane

    SURNAME deLautour FORENAME Robert Edward Vane (Bob) UNIT 22 Independent Company RANK Captain NUMBER 149121 DATE OF DEATH 20th June 1944 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IIA.E.2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Canada resided Surrey son of Percival John Deck and...
  3. PARAS Tait, Ian Andrew

    SURNAME Tait FORENAME Ian Andrew UNIT 22 Independent Company (Cameron Highlanders,attached) RANK Captain NUMBER 153407 DATE OF DEATH 9th June 1944 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IVA.L.11 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born London resided Hampshire son of Andrew...
  4. PARAS Johns, Robert Edward

    SURNAME Johns FORENAME Robert Edward (Bobby) UNIT 13 Bn (A Company) RANK Private NUMBER 14434704 DATE OF DEATH 23rd July 1944 AGE 16 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IVA.E.1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Portsmouth,Hampshire son of William Henry and Daisy Nellie...
  5. PARAS Orrell, Alfred

    SURNAME Orrell FORENAME Alfred UNIT 13 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 14417320 DATE OF DEATH 10th June 1944 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IA.G.12 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Bolton,Lancashire son of Alfred and Catherine Orrell,Bolton,Lancashire service number...
  6. PARAS Swindell, Robert Edwin

    SURNAME Swindell FORENAME Robert Edwin UNIT 13 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 3782725 DATE OF DEATH 9th June 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IA.K.22 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Manchester resided Manchester son of Emma Swindell,Urmston,Lancashire died Normandy
  7. PARAS Parker, John William

    SURNAME Parker FORENAME John William UNIT 13 Bn RANK Corporal NUMBER 3651896 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 34 GRAVESITE Ranville Churchyard,France Grave 24 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born County Durham resided County Durham son of William and Annie Parker husband of...
  8. PARAS Acton, Murray

    SURNAME Acton FORENAME Murray UNIT 12 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 14415229 DATE OF DEATH 22nd August 1944 AGE 17 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France VIA.B.14 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION true name Adams-Acton,Murray born Kent resided Sussex son of Lionel William O'Gorman and...
  9. PARAS Bliss, Colin Leo

    SURNAME Bliss FORENAME Colin Leo UNIT 12 Bn (A Company) RANK Captain NUMBER 253486 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1944 AGE 37 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IA.B.1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 27.4.1907 Sandy,Bedfordshire resided Bedford son of John Wilfred and Dora May...
  10. PARAS Allan, William

    SURNAME Allan FORENAME William UNIT 12 Bn (Royal Army Medical Corps,attached) RANK Private NUMBER 14363980 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1944 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IIIA.F.1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Dumfries only son of Robert and Jessie Allan,17...
  11. PARAS Sutton, Raymond Alfred

    SURNAME Sutton FORENAME Raymond Alfred UNIT 12 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 14533126 DATE OF DEATH 12th June 1944 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IVA.K.17 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Wiltshire resided Wiltshire KIA Normandy
  12. PARAS Pritchett, Arthur

    SURNAME Pritchett FORENAME Arthur UNIT 12 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 14416049 DATE OF DEATH 12th June 1944 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IVA.F.12 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born London SE resided London SE son of Charles Edwin Turl and Eliza Pritchett,Clive...
  13. PARAS Armstrong, Angus

    SURNAME Armstrong FORENAME Angus UNIT 12 Bn RANK Lance Sergeant NUMBER 4446823 DATE OF DEATH 12th June 1944 AGE 34 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IVA.D.11 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Sunderland,Co.Durham son of Archibald and Eleanor Armstrong,Sunderland,Co.Durham...
  14. PARAS Walsh, Malcolm Kennedy

    SURNAME Walsh FORENAME Malcolm Kennedy UNIT 12 Bn RANK Corporal NUMBER 14427403 DATE OF DEATH 9th June 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IIA.F.5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Hertfordshire resided Chester son of Walter Whitman and Lindsay A...
  15. PARAS McKenna, Samuel Charles

    SURNAME McKenna FORENAME Samuel Charles UNIT 12 Bn RANK Corporal NUMBER 2981620 DATE OF DEATH 9th June 1944 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IIIA.H.4 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Glasgow resided Falkirk,Stirlingshire former Royal Artillery KIA Normandy
  16. PARAS Jones, William

    SURNAME Jones FORENAME William UNIT 12 Bn (C Company) RANK Corporal (A/Sergeant) NUMBER 1120624 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France VA.H.3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Lancashire son of Edward Owen and Martha Jane...
  17. PARAS Dobson, William Arthur

    SURNAME Dobson FORENAME William Arthur UNIT 12 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 4539627 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Ranville Churchyard,France Grave 34 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Yorkshire son of James and Elizabeth Dobson,Ferrybridge,Yorkshire former West...
  18. PARAS Bell, Frederick

    SURNAME Bell FORENAME Frederick UNIT 12 Bn RANK Sergeant NUMBER 4387286 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IIA.E.13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born County Durham son of James and Gertrude Bell,Sherburn Hill,Co.Durham husband of Lily...
  19. PARAS MacDonald, Ian G.

    SURNAME MacDonald FORENAME Ian G. UNIT 7 Bn RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 278379 DATE OF DEATH 29th June 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IIIA.B.9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Glasgow son of Hugh and Margaret MacDonald,Glasgow former Royal Corps of Signals died...
  20. PARAS Chappell, Albert Edward

    SURNAME Chappell FORENAME Albert Edward UNIT 7 Bn RANK Lance Sergeant NUMBER 5679083 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Ranville War Cemetery,France IIIA.G.8 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born London SE resided London SE son of Albert Edward and Martha Mary...
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