McBride, John (No. 5108)

McBride, John


No. 5108, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards

Killed in action on Monday 25 January 1915 (aged 30)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Le Touret Memorial, France (Panel 3 and 4)


John McBride was born on 9 January 1885 in the townland of Glastry, Kircubbin and he was a son of John and Margaret (Martha) McBride (nee McMaster) who were married on 24 December 1882 in St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Nunsquarter, Kircubbin.  John McBride, a servant from Glastry, was a son of William McBride, a labourer.  Martha McMaster, a servant from Glastry, was a daughter of James McMaster, a labourer.

The McBride family lived in the townlands of Glastry, Lisbane, Ballygarvin and Innishargie.

John McBride Senior worked as an agricultural labourer and he and Martha had nine children including:

Rachel (born 20 April 1883 in Glastry)

John (born 9 January 1885 Glastry)

James Joseph (born 18 August 1887 in Glastry)

William (born 19 July 1889 in Lisbane)

Thomas (born 4 March 1892 in Lisbane)

Ellen (born 31 July 1894 in Ballygarvin)

Eliza Ann (born 12 December 1896 in Ballygarvin)

Selena (born 15 April 1900 in Ballygarvin)

As a civilian, John McBride Junior worked as an agricultural labourer and he was an Army Reservist.  He enlisted in Glasgow, served with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards and he was 30 when he was killed in action on 25 January 1915.

Initially Private John McBride (No. 5108) was reported by the War Office as missing in action on 25 January 1915 and subsequently it was officially confirmed that he must be presumed to have been killed in action on or since that date.

Private John McBride (No. 5108) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial in France.