(Service number 55603)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||4 February 1897||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Frances McBride (Mother) Wai-iti Rd, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Reinforcements G Company|
|Date||15 August 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||26 August 1918||Age||21|
|Place of Death||Baupaume, France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Vaulx Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Gleniti War Memorial; Chalmers Church Memorial Plaque|
Son of Samuel and Frances Elizabeth McBride. Brother of Robert (b.1895), Andrew (b.22 April 1897), Margaret Dinsmore (b.1899), Gillies (b.1901), George (b.1903), Norman McLeod and Frances Elizabeth (b.1905), Jean Catherine (b.1907) and Charles (b.1909).
Listed in the 1911 Roll book of Timaru Technical High School as doing Standard 6 work. His occupation was given as "Drapers Assistant".
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (Oct 2013); CWGC (Nov 2013); NZ War Graves(Nov 2013); NZBDM1897/7229; War Census CD (Nov 2013); Timaru Technical High School roll books (SCRoll submission from J James, Mountainview High School, 25 March 2015)
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Janette Clarke, SC branch NZSG
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