Rifleman Samuel Craig (7011030) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during the Second World War. Born in 1910, he was the son of the late Robert Craig and the late Jane Craig (née Montgomery) of Glynn, Co. Antrim.
Samuel enlisted in the British Army in 1930 aged 20 years old. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, he served in Palestine, India, Sudan, and China. He died between 28th May 1940 and 2nd June 1940 aged 30 years old. At the time, 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles was part of the British Expeditionary Force rear-guard on the way to Dunkirk.
Notification of the Rifleman’s death came in August 1945. The War Office contacted Samuel’s next of kin, brother Robert Craig of 116 Waterloo Road, Larne, Co. Antrim. Robert Craig and another brother Edward Craig served in the Merchant Navy and cousin John Craig was lost in the sinking of HMS Glorious.
Samuel Craig has no known grave. His name is on Column 129 of the Dunkirk Memorial, Dunkirk, France.