Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Joseph Bullman McBride

In memory of:

Lieutenant Joseph Bullman McBride

May 26, 1944

Military Service


Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Governor General's Horse Guards, R.C.A.C.

Division:

`A' Sqn., 3rd Armd. Recce. Regt.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Son of C. A. and Thomasine McBride, of Barrie, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 382 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIII. B. 1.

Location:

CASSINO WAR CEMETERY lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it at a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the CASSINO WAR CEMETERY by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Joseph Bullman McBride– Joseph Bullman McBride was one of the of the best and brightest "Boys from Barrie". He died May 26, 1944, a 22 year old hero saving others of the Governor General Horse Guards, R.C.A.C., in Cassino, Italy. On his grave were the last 2 lines of his poem (Thus Britain cries, no beaten whine, But proudly: 'Freedom shall be mine!"). After visiting his grave, I was able to reconnect with his sister, Mrs. P. Thompson, thanks to Clint Lovell, author of the book "The Boys From Barrie". We will always remember. ??
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  • Stained Glass Window– Lieutenant Joseph McBride was the son of C. A. and Thomasine McBride, of Barrie, Ontario. He entered Royal Military College, Kingston, in the spring of 1940 and graduated in June 1942.  He wrote several poems, one of these being titled “When the Winds Blew’, which was published in the Royal Military College Yearbook in 1942. He served with Governor General's Horse Guards, R.C.A.C. Division: `A' Sqn., 3rd Armd. Recce. Regt. He was wounded in action and died of wounds May 26, 1944. He was buried in the Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.  In Yeo Hall, at the Royal Military College of Canada there is a stained glass memorial window to the memory of those members of the class of 42 who have given their lives for Canada. The window was presented by the class of 1942.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2783 Lieutenant Joseph Bullman McBride MiD (RMC 1940) was the son of C. A. and Thomasine McBride, of Barrie, Ontario. He served with the Governor General's Horse Guards, R.C.A.C., Division: `A' Sqn., 3rd Armd. Recce. Regt. He was Mentioned in Despatches. He died on May 26, 1944 at 22 years of age. He was buried in the Cassino War Cemetery in Italy.
  • Plaque– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2783 Lieutenant Joseph Bullman McBride MiD (RMC 1940) was the son of C. A. and Thomasine McBride, of Barrie, Ontario. He served with the Governor General's Horse Guards, R.C.A.C., Division: `A' Sqn., 3rd Armd. Recce. Regt. He was Mentioned in Despatches. He died on May 26, 1944 at 22 years of age. He was buried in the Cassino War Cemetery in Italy.
  • War Memorial– Barrie, Ontario
  • Entrance– Entrance - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Cross of Sacrifice - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Lt. Joseph Bullman McBride was the son of C. A. and Thomasine McBride, of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. He entered Royal Military College, Kingston, in the spring of 1940 and graduated in June 1942. He wrote a poem titled “When the Winds Blew’, which was published in the Royal Military College Yearbook in 1942. He served with "A" Sqn., 3rd Armd. Recce. Regt. Governor General's Horse Guards, R.C.A.C. He was Mentioned in Despatches 26/05/44. He died at 22 years of age. He was buried in Cassino War Cemetery,  Italy. His name is listed on the memorial arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.  
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