Richard George Patton

Rifleman Richard George Patton from Co. Armagh died of wounds inflicted on 9th June 1944 during fighting outside the village of Cambes in Normandy, France.


Richard George Patton


Born in Co. Armagh, Richard George Patton enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers but it was with the Royal Ulster Rifles that he would see action on D-Day.

Rifleman Richard George Patton (6979411) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during the Second World War. Born in Co. Armagh, he served in A Company during the Normandy campaign.

On enlisting in the British Army, he joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Later, he joined 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles before their now-famous involvement in the Invasion of Normandy.

He died on 9th June 1944 as 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles fought their way from Sword Beach to Cambes Wood. In action at Cambes Wood, the Rifleman sustained fatal shrapnel wounds.

Richard George Patton’s grave is in Row G, Grave 4 of Cambes-en-Pleine Cemetery, Cambes, Normandy, France.