No. 50042, 3rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Died of disease on Saturday 7 July 1917 (aged 44)
Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery (Grave E5. 567)
In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour website it is recorded that Lance Sergeant Samuel McBride (No. 50042) who died on 7 July 1917 was the husband of Jane McBride of 98 Portallo Street, Belfast.
It is recorded in Samuel McBride’s death certificate that he died on The Quay in Derry. He was married, aged 47, and a Private in the Northumberland Fusiliers. He died of ‘syncope, the result of chronic kidney disease’ and an inquest was held on the day that he died.
In the burial records for Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery it is recorded that Samuel McBride was late of 29 Rosebery Road, Belfast and he died at Quay Shed in Derry (aged 44).
Lance Sergeant Samuel McBride (No. 50042) had previously served with the Royal Irish Rifles. He enlisted on 20 April 1890 in Belfast and signed up for a period of seven years with the Colours and five years in the Reserve. In Samuel McBride’s attestation papers, it is recorded that he was born in Bangor, Co Down.
Samuel McBride was born on 14 January 1873 in Bangor and he was a son of Samuel McBride, then a Belfast publican, and Maria McBride (nee McCaul, sometimes McCaull). Samuel McBride and Maria McCall were married on 27 May 1867 in Berry Street Presbyterian Church Belfast. Samuel McBride, a hotel keeper from Belfast was a son of Samuel McBride, a farmer. Maria McCaul (a minor) from Belfast was a daughter of James McCaul, a hotel keeper. They had at least four children.
Samuel McBride (aged 29), an Army Sergeant from Belfast, and Jane (Jennie, sometimes Jeannie) Hanna were married on 3 September 1902 in Crescent Presbyterian Church Belfast. Jane Hanna from Belfast was a daughter of William Hanna, deceased.
In civilian life Samuel McBride worked as a labourer in a printing works and he and Jane had at least five children:
Martha Elizabeth (born 1 June 1904 in Saul Street, Downpatrick while her father, then a Sergeant in the Royal Irish Rifles, was stationed there)
Samuel George (born around 1907/1908 in Meerut, India while her father, then a Sergeant in the Royal Irish Rifles, was stationed there)
Clara (born 13 October 1909 at 29 Rosebery Street, Belfast)
Doreen (born 17 November 1911 at 29 Rosebery Street, Belfast)
John Alexander (born 15 July 1914 at 29 Rosebery Street, Belfast)
In the 1911 census, Samuel McBride Senior (aged 66), a widower who worked as a labourer in the City Corporation, lived at 29 Rosebery Road, Belfast with his son Samuel and his daughter-in-law Jane. Samuel McBride Senior died of a brain haemorrhage at 29 Rosebery Road on 13 January 1915 (aged 69). At that time, Samuel was working as a watchman and his daughter-in-law Janie was with him when he died.
Lance Sergeant Samuel McBride (No. 50042) was 44 when he died suddenly on 7 July 1917 and he was buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery (Grave E5. 567).
On 19 April 1919, the widowed Jane McBride (nee Hanna) married James McGladdery in Newtownbreda Parish Church of Ireland Church. Jane McBride (aged 38), a widow from 98 Portallo Street, Belfast was a daughter of William Hanna, a farmer. James McGladdery (aged 47), a widower and a labourer from 81 Rosebery Road, Belfast was a son of William McGladdery, a farmer.
James McGladdery of 98 Portallo Street died on 25 May 1933 (aged 64) and was buried in the same grave as Lance Sergeant Samuel McBride (No. 50042).