|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||92 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth McCracken, 14 Ferguson Drive, Strandtown, Belfast, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served in the North Irish Horse for 3 years; time expired.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||55th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/72/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917, and marched into 14th training Bn, Hurdcott.
Found guilty, 25 May 1917, of being absent withoutleave from midnight, 25 May, to 8 pm,29 May 1917: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 32 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 9 July 1917; taken on strength, 55th Bn, in the field, 1 August 1917.
Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 March 1918 (scabies), and transferred same day to 14th Field Ambulance; discharged to duty, 22 March 1918.
Onleave, 2 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 22 September 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 20 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 8 April 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 22 May 1919; marched into No 5 Clearing Group, Weymouth, 23 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Friedrichsruh', 8 July 1919; found guilty, at sea, 14 July 1919, of smoking on Troop Deck: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2, and fined 15/-; disembarked Sydney, 4 September 1919; discharged, Sydney, 12 October 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||NAA B2455 file 1941218|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McCRACKEN William|