Norman Harold MCBRIDE

MCBRIDE, Norman Harold

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 18 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 15 February 1894
Home Town: Burra (SA), Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Glenelg Grammar School, South Australia
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed In Action, Palestine, 22 December 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel
Buried Jewish Cemetery Ayan Kara then later exhumed and reburied Ramleh War Cementery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Keswick, South Australia
15 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
22 Dec 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Magdhaba, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment awm_rank: Lieutenant awm_died_date: 1917-12-22

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Biography contributed by Cheryl Hutchins

Lieut. N. H. McBride writes to his younger brother as follows:-

Dear Keith - I was surprised when I got your letter.  It was just the thing.  We are a long way from Cairo now Keith, right out in the big desert.  You ask Mr. Turner to show you a map of Egypt, and then to point out the Libyan Desert as that is where we are.  You remember Roy Kidman who chased the fowls, well he is here with me.  He started to grow whiskers, but the Colonel made him cut them off - he looked too savage.

Extract from Burra Record  22 March 1916.