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Full Name: Charles Andrew McCracken
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Charles Andrew
Surname: McCracken
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 64657
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Storekeeper
Next of Kin: Mrs M.J. McCracken (mother), 48 Chapel Street, Greymouth, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 32nd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Embarkation Date: 16 November 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 97
Vessel: Tahiti
Destination: Liverpool, England
Nominal Roll Number: 75
Page on Nominal Roll: 32
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Regiment
Place of Death: United Kingdom
Date of Death: 23 February 1918
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England
Grave Reference: C. 283.
Biographical Notes: Charles McCracken was the son of George and Margaret J. McCracken, of Otira, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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