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27755   Private Joseph McMaster
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
Joseph McMaster was the youngest son of Henry McMaster. Joseph was born about 1895 in Ballynany, Favor Royal, Ballygawley, County Tyrone. Joseph’s mother died sometime between 1897 and 1901. Joseph’s father was a farmer. Joseph McMaster enlisted in Omagh. Private Joseph McMaster was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. Joseph was 21 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 803739
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 32
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McMaster Family Lists Joseph as age 6, living with the family at house 3 in Ballynany, Favor Royal, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McMaster Family Lists Joseph as age 16, living with the family at house 4 in Ballynany, Favor Royal, Tyrone