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Rank
Private
Service number
5/400371
Unit
3 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
Cause of death
Killed in Action
Place of death
Korea
Date of death
11 July 1953
Age
36
Plaque number
M272
Dedicated by
Family on 10 May 2008
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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.

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