12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Arthur was born on the 17th March 1881, the son of H.J. McBride, Glenalina House, Falls Road, Belfast. His address given by CGWC at time of death was Hyde Park, Belfast.
Arthur entered Campbell College in September 1894. He was married to Ruby McBride originally of Mervue, Waterloo Larne, County Antrim. He was employed as the Director of H. J McBride and Sons.
Arthur spent approximately eighteen months in the North of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry and two years as a Half-Company Commander with the Ulster Volunteer Force.
His wife received a telegram on the 31st October 1916 reporting that while he was serving with the 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, he was wounded in action on the 29th October. While receiving serious injury to both arm and face the telegram reported he was in "Satisfactory Condition" and was at Number 7. Stationary Hospital in Boulogne. Sadly his wife was later informed that he had officially been recorded as killed in action on the 7th June 1917.
Arthur is buried at Pond Farm Cemetery Wulverghem, south of Ypres.
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