Samuel Craig

Rifleman Samuel Craig served as one of "Monty's Ironsides" in the Royal Ulster Rifles as part of the British Expeditionary Force. He went missing in 1940.

Rifleman

Samuel Craig

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Rifleman Samuel Craig served as one of "Monty's Ironsides" in the Royal Ulster Rifles as part of the British Expeditionary Force. He went missing in 1940.

Rifleman Samuel Craig (7011030) served with the Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He was part of the 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division in 1940. As one of “Monty’s Ironsides” in the British Expeditionary Force, he took part in the retreat through Belgium and France.

Royal Ulster Rifles at Dunkirk

Imperial War Museum Photo: HU 1137 (Part of the Major H E N Bredin Collection). Men of the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles awaiting evacuation at Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo in May 1940. The RUR were part of the British Expeditionary Force in Europe. Photo used under Fair Dealing.

Samuel Craig was born in 1910 in Glynn, Co. Antrim. He enlisted in the British Army in 1930 at the age of 20. He was the son of Robert Craig and Jane Craig.

Samuel Craig missing at Dunkirk

Rifleman Craig went missing in action during the final days of Dunkirk. The date of death states sometime between 28th May and 2nd June 1940. Presumed killed in action, the 30-year-old’s body was never found.

His name features on column 129 of the Dunkirk Memorial.

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