Private Douglas Turner Cruden
- Service number
- 3 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
- Cause of death
- Killed in Action
- Place of death
- Date of death
- 11 July 1953
- Plaque number
- Dedicated by
- Family on 10 May 2008
- More information
Biography presented during plaque dedication:
Private Douglas Turner Cruden of 3 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment was born at Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland in November 1916, the son of William and Elizabeth Cruden.
He attended Wilton primary school and later went to North Kelvinside Academy. Douglas was a keen football fan and followed Rangers and Partick Thistle.
He was a merchant seaman for most of his life before emigrating to Australia to work in the mines at Kalgoorlie. We have not been able to access his military record to ascertain when and where he enlisted.
Private Douglas Turner Cruden, service number 5/400371 of 3 Battalion RAR, was killed in action in Korea on 11 July 1953, just 16 days before the cease fire. He was 36 years of age.