(Service number 80086)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 8 April 1878 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 27 Harper Street, Timaru
Occupation Monumental mason
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs J. McBRIDE (wife), 27 Harper Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 42nd Reinforcements, A Company
Date 1 August 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Monumental mason


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

Biographical Notes

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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