Crossgar Camp, Kilmore Road, Crossgar, Co. Down

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

Crossgar (Camp 3)

Kilmore Road

Crossgar

Co. Down

BT30 9HJ

United Kingdom

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.

After the 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 NameFirst Name(s)Information
AonsoMember of Camp Committee. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
CaballeroFlor de LisLived 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.
CerisolaMember of Camp Committee. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
DaninoMercedesLived 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
ForbeJMember of Camp Committee. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
IgnacioMomoPerformed at variety show. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
IgnacioVictorPerformed at variety show. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
IgancioPerformed at variety show. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
IgnacioPerformed at variety show. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
MarquezCarolinaLived 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.
RandallLMember of Camp Committee. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
SciacalugaAMember of Camp Committee. Identified in "We Thank God And England".
WallArthurLived 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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