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15816   Private Robert McCracken
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 15/01/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/06/1891
Died: 01/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Robert McCracken was born in Maghera on 22nd June 1891. Robert enlisted in Donegal. Private Robert McCracken was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium on 1st July 1917. He was 25 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, 2
Grave Ref: Grave A-3
CWGC Casualty 94450
Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery is located 12.5 km south of Ieper town centre, on the Rijselseweg (N365), a road connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery lies 12.5 km along the N365 after passing through the settlements of Wijtschate and Mesen. The cemetery is located on the left hand side of the road and opposite the prominent Ploegsteert Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 William Clark & Sons - WW1 Upperlands
2 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 35
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Photo of Private Thomas Johnston's grave
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2018