(Service number 80086)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||8 April 1878||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||27 Harper Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. McBRIDE (wife), 27 Harper Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||42nd Reinforcements, A Company|
|Date||1 August 1918|
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|Date||22 April 1952||Age||74 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 46, Plot 349|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John McBride was the son of Samuel McBride and his first wife, Hannah née Banks. Hannah died in 1892. Samuel, who married again, died in 1916. John was educated at Timaru South School. He married Edith Mary Ann Townsend on 29 December 1903 at Wellington. Late in 1917 he was drawn in the Second Ballot for Second Division Class A drafts. His half-brother, Andrew, was killed in action in 1918 in France; another half-brother, Robert, also served in the war, and a brother, William, was called up.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 December 2019]; Timaru Herald, 4 December 1917 (Papers Past) [08 August 2015]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 December 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image [22 December 2019]
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