CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

Unit / Base: 
2 Commando
Prior Police Service: 
Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Police
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Thursday, September 4, 1919
Died : 
Saturday, September 11, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Local Roll of Honour: 
Robinson Ostle Craig 2 Commando

Private Robinson Craig was killed in action at Dragone Hill, near Vietri, Salerno. He was buried there the following day, his grave being marked with a cross. However it was never again found and Private Craig is one of the many who now have no known grave. Son of Jackson Turner Craig and Sarah Craig, of Seaton, Cumberland [1][1a][2].
Robinson Ostle Craig was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos and in July 1942 was part of a Police Intake to the Commando Depot (Commando Basic Training Centre) at Achnacarry. He  joined the Newcastle Police Force in May 1939 at the age of 19 and was later a Police Constable (Pc 62) at Castle Street Police Station, Newcastle-under-Lyme. He is among those named on the Staffordshire Police War Memorial located at Staffordshire Police HQ, Weston Road, Stafford [3][4][5].

[1] CWGC.
[1a] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/67.
[2] 2 Commando Casualties Salerno document below.
[3] The 1939 Register covering Newcastle Under Lyme.
[4] Image of the Police Memorial Plaque held by the IWM ref. 92616.

[5] Report with image on his death in the Staffordshire Evening Sentinel 12 November 1943 (attached below).

Primary Roll of Honour: 

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