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Robert McCRACKEN

Regimental number29938
Place of birthVictoria
SchoolKaniva State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressKaniva, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs M McCracken, Commercial Hotel, Kaniva, Victoria
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 120
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 23 September 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBrandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3 (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 13), Vlaumertinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Margaret MCCRACKEN. Native of Kaniva, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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