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6978240   Fusilier James McMaster
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/12/1918
Died: 15/11/1943 (Unknown)
Age: 24
James McMaster was the son of Thomas and Maud McMaster. he was born 29th December 1918. He was one of at least five children, all born in the Clogher area. Fusilier James McMaster served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers in World War Two. Fusilier James McMaster is believed to be have been killed in the fighting on Leros between 15th and 16th November 1943.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Athens Memorial
  Phaleron, Athens
Grave Ref: Face 7
CWGC Casualty 2629069
The ATHENS MEMORIAL stands within Phaleron War Cemetery and commemorates nearly 3,000 members of the land forces of the Commonwealth who lost their lives during the campaigns in Greece and Crete in 1941 and 1944-1945, in the Dodecanese Islands in 1943-1945 and in Yugoslavia in 1943-1945, and who have no known grave. The site of what is now PHALERON WAR CEMETERY was chosen originally by the 4th Division as a burial ground for Commonwealth casualties of the Greek Civil War (December 1944-February 1945).
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Clogher War Memorial - WWII - North West Face - Panel 1b Clogher
References and Links
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1 2 R Irish Fus land on Leros 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers land on Leros
2 Fusilier Thomas David Kerr Also died in the Leros Battle
3 Leros Seized by Germans Leros is seized by the Germans
4 Wikipedia - Battle for Leros Details of the battle and capitulation of Leros in 1943
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023