2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
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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.
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).