9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
19/09/1918 (Died of Wounds)
George McCracken was the eldest son of Joseph and Lizzie McCracken. He was born on 27th November 1897 in Castledawson. The family lived in Tamniarn, Castledawson. His father was a farm labourer. George McCracken enlisted in Cookstown and served with ‘D’ company, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. His mother, Lizzie McCracken, died on 4th February 1917 in Castledawson. She was 41 years old. Three months later, their eldest daughter Mary died on 6th May 1917, age 18. Private George McCracken died on wounds on 19th September 1918. He was 20 years old.
La Kreule is a small hamlet 2 kilometres north of Hazebrouck, on the road to St Sylvestre-Cappel and Steenvoorde. Leave Hazebrouck on the D916 heading north. The Cemetery is visible from the roundabout where the D916 crosses the Hazebrouck by-pass. The access road to the cemetery is 100 metres off the roundabout, on the left hand side.