Pvt Francis McBride, Ballycastle, KIA with the AIF 1916

#OnThisDay 1916 Pvt Francis McBride from Ballycastle, Antrim was KIA around Petillon in the Fleurbaix sector of the Western Front. McBride had enlisted in Perth, Australia only 10 months before his death where he was working as an agricultural labourer. He served with the 11th Btn Australian Imperial Force. He & 37 others were killed on their first night on the frontline during a German artillery bombardment and night raid.

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