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19633   Rifleman Thomas McBride
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 02/12/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/07/1889
Died: 04/04/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 26
Summary      
Thomas was the eldest son of John and Ellen McBride. He was born in Randalstown, on 15th July 1889. The family lived in Muckrim, Toome. They were a farming family. Thomas enlisted in Antrim in September 1914. Rifleman Thomas McBride was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died of wounds in France on 4th April 1916. He was 26 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery
  Rouen, Seine-Maritime
Grave Ref: Grave A-19-12
CWGC Casualty 171610
Summary      
St Sever Cemetery and St. Sever Cemetery Extension are located within a large communal cemetery situated on the eastern edge of the southern Rouen suburbs of Le Grand Quevilly and Le Petit Quevilly. If approaching Rouen from the north, head for the centre of town and cross over the river Seine, following signs for Caen. Follow this route until you get to the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout (next to the football stadium), then take the first exit into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left. If approaching Rouen from the south, follow the N138 (Avenue des Canadiens) towards the centre of town. At the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout (next to the football stadium), take the fourth exit into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left. If arriving on foot, take the metro to St Sever Metro Station, then follow the Avenue de Caen until you get to the Avenue de la Liberation, then take this road and follow this, which will become the Boulevard du 11 Novembre. At the end of this road is the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout. Take the first exit from this into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left.
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1 1901 Census lists McBride family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 11 living with the family at house 6 in Muckrim, Toome Upper, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists McBride family 1911 census lists Thomas as age 22 living with the family at house 6 in Muckrim, Toome Upper, Antrim
3 Ballymena 1914-1918 Details of Rifleman Thomas McBride including photo
4 Ballymena Weekly War 1916 Weekly War, April 1916, Rifleman Thomas McBride including photo
5 Forum discussion (ancestry) McBrides of Toome
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Rifleman Thomas McBride
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman Thomas McBride's grave can be purchased here
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