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William Arthur CRACKNELL

Regimental number*8446
Place of birthWoolwich, England
SchoolVarious Schools
ReligionChurch of England
Address271 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rose Cracknell, 271 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed 12 years in Royal Horse Artillery, enlisted in British Army at the age of 14.
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A59 Botanist on 24 November 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Date of death12 February 1968
Age at death45
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 25), Ovillers-La Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Helen CRACKNELL; Husband of Mrs. R. C. CRACKNELL, 12 Darelin Street, West Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Woolwich, London

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