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9270   Private John McBride
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/05/1915
Died: 22/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
John McBride was the youngest son of Hugh McBride. John was born in Cookstown on 24th May 1887. He joined the army about 1907 and had spent four years in India. In 1915, Private John McBride was then sent to the Dardanelles and survived several actions. He was killed in action three days later at Ghurkha Bluff at Gallipoli on Saturday 22nd May 1915, just two days before his 28th birthday. Private McBride was killed in an exchange of gunfire with a German officer. The German was, almost immediately after, shot dead. Forty-nine men from his unit were killed on the 22nd May 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: C-184
CWGC Casualty 603255
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 59
2 Adairs Mill Greenvale
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McBride family 1901 census lists John as age 14 living with the family at house 41 in Oritor St., Cookstown, Tyrone
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John McBride's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023