Samuel Craig

Rifleman Samuel Craig of Glynn, Co. Antrim died between 28th May 1940 and 2nd June 1940. He served with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles at Dunkirk.


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 died during the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.

Rifleman Samuel Craig (7011030) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. Born in 1910, he was the son of Robert Craig and Jane Craig of Glynn, Co. Antrim.

Samuel enlisted in the British Army in 1930 at the age of 20 years old. 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.

Rifleman Samuel Craig went missing in action during the final days of the evacuation of Dunkirk. His date of death is between 28th May 1940 and 2nd June 1940. He was 30 years old. Samuel has no known grave. His name is on column 129 of the Dunkirk Memorial, Dunkirk, France.