Diamond War Memorial Project

Private James McBride

10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Regimental Number 15790
Born: ---- Died: 1916-07-01 Aged: 33 Enlisted: Londonderry.

Name recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Husband of Lizzie McClelland, 46, Foyle Road / Hoggs Folly / 17, Fountain Place, Londonderry, whom he married on April 16, 1900, in Carlisle Road Presbyterian Church. Son of James McBride (mason), and son-in-law of Alexander McClelland (tailor). Brother of Mrs Curry, 24, Moore Street, Waterside, Londonderry. Father of James (born October 2, 1902); Mary Eliza (born March 8, 1905); Henry Alexander (born October 11, 1907); William John (born December 20, 1908); Sarah (born May 5, 1911); and Ernest Kitchener (born November 1, 1914).

The name of James McBride was read out during a Protestant inter-denominational memorial service held, on Sunday, July 1, 1917, in St Columb's (Church of Ireland) Cathedral, Londonderry, to commemorate those Derry men who had made the supreme sacrifice during the previous year.

James and Lizzie McBride, 5, Hoggs Folly, signed the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant (September 1912) pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland.