Crossgar Camp, Crossgar, Co. Down

Crossgar Camp was Camp 3 of the 16 established sites for Gibraltar evacuees who came to live in Northern Ireland during the summer of 1944.

Crossgar (Camp 3)

Kilmore Road

Crossgar

Co. Down

BT30 9HJ

Northern Ireland

Beginning in July 1944, thousands of evacuees from Gibraltar arrived in Northern Ireland. British wartime operations meant they had to leave their homes on The Rock. After a time in London, many shipped across the Irish Sea to escape German bombing.

Crossgar Camp (Camp 3) stood on the Kilmore Road, Crossgar, Co. Down. The camp consisted of a range of buildings and Nissen huts. Cedar Integrated Primary School now stands on the site.

Following the Second World War, most of the Gibraltar evacuees returned to their homeland.

Residents at Crossgar Camp

Some of the evacuees from Gibraltar who lived in the Crossgar Camp, Crossgar, Co. Down. If you have any further information on these people, please let us know.

Last Name First Name(s) Information
Aonso Member of Camp Committee. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Caballero Flor de Lis Lived at 20 Bruce's Gully, Gibraltar. Left on 30th July 1940 on the Brittany (Ship H) as part of contingent 4UK. Information via descendent on Facebook.
Cerisola Member of Camp Committee. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Danino Mercedes Lived at Victualling Office Lane. Left on 30th July 1940 on the Brittany (Ship H) as part of contingent 4UK. Died in Northern Ireland and is buried in Co. Down.J
Forbe J Member of Camp Committee. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Ignacio Momo Performed at variety show. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Ignacio Victor Performed at variety show. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Igancio Performed at variety show. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Ignacio Performed at variety show. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Marquez Carolina Lived at Victualling Office Lane. Left on 30th July 1940 on the Brittany (Ship H) as part of contingent 4UK. Died in Northern Ireland and is buried in Co. Down.
Randall L Member of Camp Committee. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Sciacaluga A Member of Camp Committee. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
Wall Arthur Lived at Gavino's Asylum, Gibraltar. Left on 26th July 1940 on the Athlone Castle (Ship D). Information via descendent on Facebook.
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