The Soldier's Details

Surname:
McCracken
First Name:
Ronald Duncan
Nick Name:
Ron
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX5584
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
11.12.1940
DOB:
11.12.1918
Place of Birth:
Narrogin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Owen McCracken
Mothers's Name:
Dorothy Kathleen McCracken (nee Holdaway)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Radio Dealer
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 24.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, River Valley Road Transit Camp
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Tavoy, Kendau 4.8 km, Thetkaw 14km, Meiloe 75km, Aungganaung 105km.
POW#:
3090
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 37
Cause of Death:
Lost at Sea
Place of Death:
South China Sea
Date of Death:
15.09.1944

General Description

Soldier was involved in the bayonet charge at Hill 200, Ulu Pandan where he was wounded in action. Admitted to 2/10th Australian General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right foot. Discharged to unit on 28.2.1942.

Please read about Ron McCracken recorded on the Wagin WW2 War Memorial.

 

 

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Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
  • Saigon - French Indo China
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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