John MacBride born 7 May 1868, son of Patrick & Honora (Gill) McBride.He trained as a doctor, but decided instead to become a chemist.
He travelled to America in 1896 to promote the Irish republican Brotherhood, and went to South Africa where he raised the Irish Transvaal Brigade during the Second Boer War.
MacBride married the Irish nationalist Edith Maud Gonne in Paris, France in 1903. He was not a member of the Irish Volunteers, but at the beginning of the Easter 1916 Rising offered his services to Thomas MacDonagh and served with him at Jacob’s biscuit factory.
John McBride was executed by firing squad at Kilmainham Jail on 5th May 1916. He is buried in Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.