Francis Andrew MCBRIDE


MCBRIDE, Francis Andrew

Service Number: SX868
Enlisted: 31 October 1939, Port Pirie, SA
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Pirie, SA, 30 November 1914
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Crystal Brook Stanilaus School
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, Papua, 28 August 1942, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of Port Pirie WW2 Memorial Gates, Crystal Brook District WW2 Roll of Honour, Crystal Brook WW2 Memorial
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World War 2 Service

31 Oct 1939: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN SX868, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
31 Oct 1939: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Port Pirie, SA
Date unknown: Involvement

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L/CPL Francis Andrew McBride, 2/10th Batt, AIF of 117 Gertrude Street, Port Pirie. Aged 27, married. Son of Mr PJ and the late Mrs McBride, of Crystal Brook. Educated at Crystal Brook Stanilaus School. Member of 2/10th Reg. Band. Enlisted September 1039. Was a stretcher bearer in Tobruk, Egypt and Syrian campaigns. Returned to Australia in March 1942. Died on August 28 1942, of wounds recieved in Japanese attack on Milne Bay.

Information supplied by The Personal Pictorial Honor Roll of South Australians who have enlisted in the Second World War