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Robert McCracken

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  • Service number
    • South African 3268 AWMM
    • WWI 22545 AWMM
    • SA War: 6th Cngt # 3268 & 9th Cngt # 8165 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War: 6th & 9th NZ Contingents; WWI: 2nd Btn Canterbury Infantry Regt Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 52), Page: 28 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 52), Page: 28 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Company Sergeant Major Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    McCracken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 3268 AWMM
    • WWI 22545 AWMM
    • SA War: 6th Cngt # 3268 & 9th Cngt # 8165 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
    Ngati Tahinga Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Research
  • Waka
    Tainui Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Research
  • Rohe
    Raglan to Port Waikato Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Research
  • Religion
    Methodist Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 19 August 1877 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 19 August 1877 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    19 August 1877 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Place of birth
    Te Hutewai, Near Raglan, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Birth notes
    son of James Harrison McCracken & Susan Huana McNeish Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Te Mata, Raglan Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Post war occupation
    Contractor Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Evelyn Ruth McCracken (wife), care of J.B. Sheath, Imperial Buildings, Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre SA War: James McCracken, Te Mata, Raglan Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Relationship status
    Pre SA War: single
    married 1916 Evelyn Ruth Sheath Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Tranvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Colony; WWI: Western European Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War: 6th & 9th NZ Contingents; WWI: 2nd Btn Canterbury Infantry Regt Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Service number
    • South African 3268 AWMM
    • WWI 22545 AWMM
    • SA War: 6th Cngt # 3268 & 9th Cngt # 8165 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Military service
    SA War: 1901-1902; WWI: 1916-1920 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    SA War promoted to L/Corp; WWI: L/Corp to Coy Sergeant Major Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1901-1902 SA War Medal with clasps
    British War & Victory Medals Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Past action in South Africa, plus Trentham Public - Christine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - family papers
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Contractor/Civilian AWMM
    • South Africa Labourer/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • South Africa, 1901
      WWI, 1916 Public - Christine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Military Personel Records
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Pre SA War: Labourer Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Age on enlistment
    Sth Africa: 23 WWI: 38 Public - Christine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Military Personel Records

Embarkations

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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
    Other, WWI AWMM
    Nature of Injury: G.S.W. right leg Percent of disability: 65 Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Company Sergeant Major Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Auckland Military Hospital (Tarawai St., Parnell)

    Father was named James Mccracken. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 June 1969 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 92 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 June 1969 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Waikaraka Cemetery records
  • Age at death
    91yrs Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Waikaraka Cemetery records
  • Place of death
    Auckland, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Waikaraka Cemetery records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikaraka Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Waikaraka Cemetery, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Waikaraka Cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    Area 5 Block D Lot No 758 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Waikaraka Cemetery records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      52: 28 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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17 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
24 April 2015ChristineAucklandOther Relative

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