Shot for Deserting: The Forgotten Story of My Namesake, Samuel McBride

A little over a century ago, in the cold winter darkness of a Belgian morning two weeks before Christmas, a young man from Belfast, my namesake, was shot dead by his comrades.

Amuel McBride’s body crumbled under the gunfire of the Irish with whom he had lived, laughed and fought on the Western Front, one of countless unknown victims of what HG Wells had predicted with hopeless optimism, “the war that would end all wars”.

https://www.independent.ie/news/shot-for-desertion-the-forgotten-story-of-my-namesake-samuel-mcbride-42140364.html Shot for Deserting: The Forgotten Story of My Namesake, Samuel McBride

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