McBride, Samuel Alexander

Regimental Number: 811139
Rank: Private
Branch: 49th Battalion

Samuel was born in Gravenhurst, Ontario on March 20, 1877. It is possible that he lied about his age when enlisting and was in fact born as early as 1866. Samuel was among the Canadian soldiers who fought at Passchendaele in 1917. In 1919, Samuel settled in Guy; his homesteads were located at 10-76-21-W5 and 16-56-5-W5. While building his home, Samuel fell while placing a heavy beam and hurt his head and shoulder. Shortly thereafter he lost his eyesight. Samuel died in 1943.

Sources: Guy pg. 480