Robert Cromie

Gunner Robert Cromie of Ballywalter, Co. Down served in North Africa with 2nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery at his time of death in June 1942.


Robert Cromie


Gunner Robert Cromie (1476595) served in 5th Battery, 2nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery during the Second World War. Born on 2nd March 1908 and known as Bobby, he was the only son of Robert Cromie and Martha Cromie (née Semple) of 24 Well Road, Ballywalter, Co. Down, and the husband of Edith A. Cromie (née Gibson) of Ballywalter, Co. Down.

Gunner Cromie died on 20th June 1942 aged 33 years old. His grave is in Section 10, Row D, Grave 6 of Tobruk War Cemetery, Tobruk, Libya. His headstone bears the inscription:

He is not dead, he only sleepeth.

His name is on a headstone of the Cromie family plot at Whitechurch Cemetery, Ballywalter, Co. Down, on the memorial plaque of Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, Ballywalter, Co. Down, and on the Ballywalter War Memorial, Ballywalter, Co. Down. Bobby was a second cousin of Lance Corporal Henry Cromie (1888355) and of Stoker 1st Class David Cromie (D/KX 152720).

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