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Robert Ross Wilkie McBride

Portrait, Weekly News 10 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News 10 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Ross Wilkie AWMM
  • Surname
    McBride AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 20174 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 November 1912 W.E. Murphy W.E. Murphy
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    105 Mortimer Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Dora Annie McBride (wife), 42 Hamilton Road, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Robert McBride was the son of George McBride, and of Florence Isobel McBride (nee Beddell), of Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Dora Annie McBride, of Woburn, Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM
    • His father George worked for his father - George William McBride of Mount Albert, who owned a chain of tailors shops in Auckland, Waihi, the South Island and Hawera. His mother Florence McBride was chairman of the Auckland Education Board and received an MBE for her services to education. Beddell is also spelt Beedell and as far as I can ascertain, the Beedells owned a brewery in Auckland. Karl Ifwerson the early All Black is closely related to Florence's family. Public - Laraine - Other relative - 5 May 2016 - McBride family history published Graham McBride 2011
      Paperspast (National Library NZ)
      Anecdotal evidence from father
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About death

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  • Death
    25 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 14. C. 21. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I wonder how my world might have been different had I ever known you. My father always spoke of you (his brother) with such affection, and I see in your face some of the characteristics of my own brother. I will always regret not knowing you.
    Public - Laraine - Direct descendant - 27 March 2021
  • You are in my thoughts Uncle Bobbie, Love always, your niece Janne Rutherford.
    Public - Janne Rutherford - Other relative - 25 April 2017
    Public - Marek - Direct descendant - 29 April 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 113 AWMM
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 March 2021LaraineWaverleyDirect descendant
25 April 2017Janne Rutherford Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaOther relative
29 April 2016MarekWellington, New ZealandDirect descendant

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