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William John McBRIDE

Date of birth18 February 1879
Place of birthGlenelg South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMetallurgist, lead, silver, zinc and explosive chemist
Addressc/o T E Murphy, Vine Street, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kathleen Ann McBride, c/- T.E. Murphy, Vine Street, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollMining Corps


Unit: No 1 Tunnelling Company
Promotion date: 24 July 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified (Military Cross?)

Refers 9 April 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 3 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized the defence of a deep mine system, and also parties to rescue several men who had been grassed. His prompt action undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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