CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

Rank: 
Private
Unit / Base: 
2 Commando
Police Service: 
Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241791
Born: 
Thursday, September 4, 1919
Died : 
Saturday, September 11, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Local Roll of Honour: 
Private Robinson Craig died [1] during operations on 11 September 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 [2].
Son of Jackson Turner Craig and Sarah Craig, of Seaton, Cumberland [1].
Robinson Ostle Craig was a serving Police Officer who joined the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at Castle Street Police Station, Newcastle-under-Lyme. [3].
Robinson is among those named on the Staffordshire Police War Memorial located at Staffordshire Police Headquarters, Weston Road, Stafford [4].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[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.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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