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Samuel McCracken

In memory of:

Private Samuel McCracken

October 20, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

71828

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

27th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 4, 1895

Son of Samuel and Elizabeth McCracken, of Belfast.

Commemorated on Page 25 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. F. 4.

Location:

LOCRE CHURCHYARD is located 11.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre on the Dikkebusseweg (N375). From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J. Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M. Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On passing through the village of Dikkebus the road continues for 6 Km to the village of Loker. The church and churchyard are located at the side of the road in the village of Locre (Loker) itself.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– This photo contains an image of the McCracken Family Grave at Belfast City Cemetery (Section M1 Grave 847) where Samuel McCracken is remembered by his father Samual McCracken born Antrim 1867. (His mother was Elizabeth Jane Sharp born Belfast 1871). 

This grave was uncovered by the good work carried out by https://www.facebook.com/Practical-Lest-We-Forget-1708799186043438/ who look for war graves that are in need of some TLC.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Keith Boswell, England

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