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2723871   Guardsman Peter McCallan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/07/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/05/1919
Died: 11/08/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Peter McCallan was the son of James and Brigid Ann McCallan. He was born on 25th May 1919 in the Pomeroy area. Guardsman Peter McCallan was serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action on 11th August 1944 in France. He was 25 years old. He was killed in heavy fighting as part of the Guards Armoured Division between Caumont L’Evente and Vire, as part of the Normandy Campaign.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Charles De Percy War Cemetery
  St. Charles de Percy, Calvados, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 3-D-12
CWGC Casualty 2062664
St. Charles de Percy is a village 44 kilometres south-west of Caen. Take the N175 south-westwards from Villers Bocage; after 5 kilometres take the left fork, the D577, towards Vire. After 15 kilometres, go through the little hamlet of La Ferroniere; turn left onto the D56 and right again after a few hundred metres. The War Cemetery will then be found on the left hand side.
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1 Photo of Guardsman Peter McCallan's grave
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Guardsman Peter McCallan's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023