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    Ranville CWGC Cemetery

    by vichatherly Updated Jul 24, 2009

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    We came here after our visit to Pegasus Memorial Museum and Musée de la Batterie de Merville.

    This is a solemn place, which is beautifully looked after by the residents of Ranville.

    One of the reasons that we added this to our tour was that we had just read about a young paratrooper who parachuted in with his paratrooper dog. The dog used a bicycle parachute. Unfortunately both were killed by friendly fire on D-Day and were buried in the same grave at Ranville cemetery. We came to pay our respects to them both.

    Private E.S.Corteil 9th Bn Parachute Regiment
    - Killed 6th June 1944, age 19.
    - Buried in the same grave as his dog 'Glenn', mascot of 9 Para
    Plot: IA Row: G Grave :13

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