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.
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.