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Theodore James McCRACKAN

Regimental number3589
Place of birthClare, South Australia
OccupationNational Bank officer
AddressWickepin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.875"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Keith McCrackan, Wickepin, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Discharge date14 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle,17 January 1916; allotted to and proceeded to join 51st Bn, Zeitoun, 3 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 29 February 1916 (influenza, mild); transferred to British Red Cross Hospital, Montazah, 10 March 1916 (tonsillitis); discharged from hospital, 28 March 1916; rejoined Bn, Serapeum, 18 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 29 July 1916 (blistered heel); discharged, and rejoined Bn, in the field, 31 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 14 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left thigh), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 16 August 1916; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 20 August 1916 (reported as 'seriously ill, improving'); to England, 27 August 1916, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 28 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HS 'Karoola', 16 October 1916; discharged, Perth, 14 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's surname incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as McCRACKEN.
Date of death20 May 1969
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCRACKAN Theodore James

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