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Full Name: Donald David McBride
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Donald David
Surname: McBride
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9736
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Station hand
Next of Kin: Mr A. McBride (father), C/o Public Works Department, Shannondale, Murchison, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: C/o F.E.Fairweather,Stronvar, Blenheim, New Zealand
Military District: Blenheim
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 108
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Infantry
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 13
Biographical Notes: Son of David McBride and of Ellen McBride (nee Haines), of Dunedin, Otago
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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