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Francis McBRIDE

Regimental number3414
Place of birthBallycastle, Co Antrim, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o D Thomas, Verne Street, Northam, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, J McBride, Market Street, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1911
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1916
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 53), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: John McBRIDE, Market St, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Ireland
Family/military connectionsBrother: James McBRIDE, served in the North Irish Horse; Sister: Gretta McBRIDE, served in France as a nurse.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Egypt, 1 November 1915. Admitted to hospital, Abbassia, 27 November 1915; discharged from hospital, 12 January 1916; rejoined Bn, 2 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 5 April 1916.

Killed in action, Lavenie-Fleurbaix, night 30-31 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesRobert Thompson, 'Ballymoney Heroes 1914-1918' (self published, 1999), p. 80
NAA B2455 file 1938058

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