McBRIDE, Robert
(Service number 31327)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 22 June 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Mrs Turner(?), 116 Brougham Street, Wellington
Occupation Stone mason
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs S. McBRIDE (mother), Wai-iti Road, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion,
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
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 *1997 Age 101 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert McBride was the son of Samuel McBride and his second wife, Frances Elizabeth née Jenkins. Samuel died in 1916, survived by eight sons and seven daughters. Robert was educated at Gleniti School. He married Margaret Forrest in 1922. His brother, Andrew, was killed in action in 1918 in France; a half-brother, John, also served in the war, and another half-brother, William, was called up.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 December 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 December 2019]

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