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Alan Ian Cairnhill McCracken

Photograph of Alan McCracken's memoirial cross. Image kindly provided by Timothy Chambers (June 2023).

Photograph of Alan McCracken's memoirial cross. Image kindly provided by Timothy Chambers (June 2023 …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Ian Cairnhill AWMM
  • Surname
    McCracken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr William Alexander McCracken (father), Rural Delivery, Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Alexander McCracken and of Ethel Grace McCracken (nee Jacobsen) of Whakatane. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 May 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    SomersetEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Downside Abbey Monastic Cemetery, Somerset, England AWMM West Side AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Photograph of grave memorial. Could email or upload. Public - Timothy - 23 May 2023 - Monks’ cemetery, Downside Abbey, Stratton on the Fosse, Somerset, England.

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