(Service number 31327)
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|Date||22 June 1895||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o Mrs Turner(?), 116 Brougham Street, Wellington|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs S. McBRIDE (mother), Wai-iti Road, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion,|
|Date||15 November 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
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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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