Monday, 12 November 2012
was born on 29th December 1913 of Church of Ireland faith.
On 8th May 1932 he joined Northern Bank at Head Office. Transfers followed to Fintona (1932), Strokestown (1934), Head Office (1937), Maghera (1938) and Head Office (1939).
On 5th September 1939, Cross joined the Anti-Aircraft battery at Coleraine. He was ‘Called up on Active Service’ on 8th September 1939. His unit is named as the 6th Light A-A Battery, 3rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade. His rank is Gunner.
On account of ‘ear trouble’, he resumed duty with Northern Bank at Head Office on 30th July 1942. Transfers followed within Relief Staff (1942 to 1948), Head Office (1948), Ballinamore (1949), Head Office (1953), Willowfield (1955), Donegall Square (1961), Willowfield (1961) and Comber 1965.
Northern Banking Company, Donegall Square
He retired around about 1975 / 1976.
On 13th December 1974 Cross attended an Investiture at Hillsborough Castle to receive an award of a Velum Vote of Thanks from the Bailiff of Egle, The Lord Cozens-Hardy. This award was in recognition for his services as Honorary Treasurer of the St John’s Ambulance Brigade in County Down.
Aged 87, Cross attended the 2000 re-dedication ceremony of the Rolls of Honour.
The Staff Magazine ‘The Link’ of Autumn 1976 contain an article about Cross.