7 June 2010

7016376 Cpl Albert J E Kohler, 2nd Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles

D-Day + 1. 7016376 Corporal Albert John Edward Kohler of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, died in northern France on the 7th June 1944. He was 24 years old, the son of Albert Edward and Daisy Ethel Kohler, and the husband of Doris Hilda Kohler, of Bethnal Green, London. He is buried in La Delivrande War Cemetery in Douvres. The Commonwealth war Graves Commission writes:

"The burials in La Delivrande War Cemetery mainly date from 6 June and the landings on Sword beach, particularly Oboe and Peter sectors. Others were brought in later from the battlefields between the coast and Caen. There are now 942 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 63 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to a number of casualties known to be buried among them. The cemetery also contains 180 German graves."

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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