6th Air Landing Brigade, Royal Ulster Rifles (British Army)
08/06/1944 (Killed in Action)
Henry Greer was a close friend of Joe Hall and Lance Corporal Ruddell. The 6th June 1944 was the day the allies landed on the beaches of Normandy. The 1st Royal Ulster Rifles were part of the 6th Airborne Division who landed by gliders in and around the town of Ranville in Normandy. Lance Corporal Henry Greer was killed in action during the battalion’s next objective, the town of St. Honorine, on 8th June 1944.
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.