A native of Trinidad, Justice Ulrich Cross arrived in the British Southern Cameroons in 1960 from Ghana to serve as Assistant Attorney General/Senior Crown Counsel. When Southern Cameroons merged with the French Cameroons to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon in 1961, Cross stayed on to become the Attorney General of the territory which was now known as the federated state of West Cameroon. He held this position until 1966 when he left Cameroon for Tanzania.
During his time as Attorney General of West Cameroon, Justice Cross was also a member of the West Cameroon cabinet, the House of Chiefs, and the House of Assembly, and Advocate General at the Federal Court of Justice of the Republic of Cameroon.
The Governent of Cameroon knighted Justice Cross with the Order of Merit – First Class and the Order of Valour for his services to the country.
Described as “the quintessential man of the world” by President Anthony Carmona of Trinidad and Tobago, Ulric Cross was also the Caribbean’s most decorated RAF officer during the Second World War.
A feature documentary film about Ulric Cross's life has been in the works for about a year now and is scheduled for release sometime next year. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon, it is titled Ulric Cross: A Hero for All Time.
Click here for the obituary from The Independent (UK).
Click here for the obituary from the Telegraph (UK).