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27755   Private Joseph McMaster
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/12/1894
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Joseph McMaster was the youngest son of Henry McMaster. He was born on 14th December 1894 in Ballynany, Favor Royal, Ballygawley. He was one of at least five children. 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
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 803739
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. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 32
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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
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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