1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
22/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
John McBride was the youngest son of Hugh McBride. John was born in Cookstown on 24th May 1887. He joined the army about 1907 and had spent four years in India. In 1915, Private John McBride was then sent to the Dardanelles and survived several actions. He was killed in action three days later at Ghurkha Bluff at Gallipoli on Saturday 22nd May 1915, just two days before his 28th birthday. Private McBride was killed in an exchange of gunfire with a German officer. The German was, almost immediately after, shot dead. Forty-nine men from his unit were killed on the 22nd May 1915.
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.