King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

MCCRACKEN, Sir Frederick William Nicholas (1859-1949), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined 49 Foot Regt 1879; transferred to Royal Berkshire Regt 1880; Egyptian War 1882; Adjutant , 1 Bn, Berkshire Regt 1883-1885; Sudan expedition, including actions at Suakin, Hasheen, Tofrek and Tamai 1885; service with Sudan Frontier Field Force 1885-1886; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Barbados 1892-1897; South African War 1899-1902; Commander, 2 Bn Berkshire Regt 1901-1902; Assistant Adjutant General (General Staff Officer Grade 1), India 1907-1911; Brig Gen, General Staff, Irish Command 1911-1912; Commander, 7 Infantry Bde 1912-1914; World War I 1914-1918; Inspector of Infantry 1914-1915; Commander, 15 (Scottish) Div, France 1915-1917; Commander, 13 Army Corps, France 1917-1918; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Scottish Command 1918-1919; retired 1922

BERKSHIRE RECORD OFFICE, READING: 37 volumes of diaries covering most of McCracken's career 1882-1938 (ref: D/EX55)


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