The Men

The Men

Sunday, 19 January 2014

* Captain George Robert Cross

George Robert Cross died just 6 weeks before the end of the war.  He was just 25 years of age. 

Captain Cross was in the Army Service Corps attached to the 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers.  He died on the 30th September 1918.  Born in Scotland, but living in Rathmines, Dublin, he was killed in action.  He was the son of Mr. W. H. and Mrs. E. Cross, of 1, Effra Road, Rathmines, Dublin.

The Irish Times, September 30, 1924. Roll of Honour. In Memoriam. Cross-In loving memory of my dear son, G H Cross, Captain, R.A.S.C., attached Royal Irish Fusiliers, killed in action in France, September 30th, 1918. IV. F. 27. Dadizeele New British Cemetery in Belgium.
Source: Tom Burnell

From the book Pals of Sulva Bay: Born at Edinburgh. Son of the late Wm. H. Cross. Educated at Cork Grammar School and High School, Dublin. He was gazetted to the Army Service Corps, November 1914, and now holds the rank of Captain.
Capt George Herbert Cross. North Irish Horse and Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 30th Sept 1918. Son of Mr WH and Mrs E Cross, of 1 Effra Rd, Rathmines, Dublin. Buried in Dadizele New British Cemetry, Belgium. Grave No I
Source: High School Archive

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