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I've recently been made aware of a relative, William McCracken, described as a Sapper, who died sometime between mid 1916 and the end of WW1.  He was likely to have been serving in a Scottish regiment as he came from the Glasgow area.

How / where can I find out more without signing up to expensive sites please?

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Four William McCracken’s (none of which were Sappers) were killed during WW1, one was Canadian one from Wallasey, and one from Birmingham. The last, for which CWGC has no family info given, died in 1915.

https://www.cwgc.org/search-results?term=william+mccracken&name=william+mccracken&fullname=william+mccracken&tab=wardead&fq_warliteral=1

I haven't yet checked spelling variations

There is a W McCracken who died 1917 whilst serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders:

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/240552/mccracken,-/

No family info however. Service records are available through findmypast.co.uk or by arranging to see them at The National Archives. I'll dig out my login details to see if I still have any credit left to check the record for you

Edited by RAFMT

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Thank you.  I had found the top four but missed the last one, which looks promising.  Anything you can find out I'd be much obliged.

 

Gordon

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