Robert Bruce McCreery

Compton Castle, Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset.

1900 Jan/Mar born Billesdon, Leics. Son of Mr. Walter Adolph McCreery and Amelia Jane McAdam. His father is given on marriage cert as "gentleman" of Compton Castle, Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset.

1901 census living with his grandparents at House, Green Hill South Hill, Sherborne

1911 census His mother is staying with her parents, where Robert B McCreery had been in 1901. The youngest of her children John Buchanan McCreery is with her. I cannot find the rest of the children.

1917 Dec 21. The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the R. Mil. College, to be 2nd Lts:—Lancers, Robert Bruce McCreery.

1920 Jul 21. Plays polo for 17th Lancers. There is another polo match in Sep 1920 with a W S McCreery as well in the team

1921 May 15. Killed in the Ballyturn Ambush

CWGC grave in Sherborne Cemetery

1921 Jun 20. Probate to his father Walter Adolph McCreery


Ballyturin Ambush