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John Thomas McMaster 

John Thomas McMaster

Male 1880 - 1915

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  • Birth  8 Sep 1880  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Military  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WW1 - Army 1st Battalion 
    McMaster,JohnThomas-CasualtyReport.jpg
    McMaster,JohnThomas-CasualtyReport.jpg
    Religion  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Carding 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Corporal, 29th Battalion Highland Light Infantry / 4th Canadian Mounted Rifled 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, 29th Regiment, Service #7057 
    Misfortune  1915  , France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in war 
    • "Died of injuries, accidently received."
      His battalion had entrained at Nantes, at 6.46 P.M. on February 12th, 1915, and just as the train was leaving the station Corporal McMaster attempted to get on but missed his footing and fell under The train sustaining a crushed thigh mud arms. He was taker to hospital at Nantes where he died.
    Misfortune  1915 
    Killed in WW1 
    Religion  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-83209 
    Died  11 Feb 1915  , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried  Nantes (La Bouteillerie) Cemetery, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I83209  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Thomas McMaster,   b. Oct 1842, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Anne Flynn,   b. 1 Mar 1840, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  20 Sep 1869  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F31270  Group Sheet

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    John Thomas McMaster
    John Thomas McMaster

  • Notes 
    • Galt Regiment Suffers

      29th Regiment Has Lost Several Men Since Departure from Canada.


      The 29th Regiment of Galt, for its strength at the front, has probably suffer more than any other Canadian regiment fo the first contingent. Lieut. Ross D. Briscoe of Galt was accidently killed at target practice at Salisbury Palin, while Corporal John Thomas McMaster was killed at the front, and two men from the 29th are now in hospital wounded.

      Private Bobby Park, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Park, 160 Forest road is the latest to be reported wounded in the casualty list. He is confined to the Canadian Military Hosptial at Shorncliffe suffering from gunshot wounds on the leg and hand. he is about 20 years of age and while born in Scotland, had lived in Galt four years. He was orderly to Captain Thomas Lockhart, who was in charge of the Galt detachment of the 1st Battalion. "Bobby: Park was better known in football circles in Galt having played centre forward with the Caledonian Football team, and was its chief goal-getter.1a

      1aThe Toronto Star 13 Mar 1915 pg 3

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      McMaster stumbled and fell beneath a troop train in Nantes as troops disembarked from England. The accident severed his arm and leg. It happened on Feb. 11, 1915. It was a hard welcome. But as the nation would soon learn, there were too many ways to die in the Great War.1a

      1aHeroes, rogues first to fight \emdash and first to die, Waterloo Region Record 25 Jul 2014

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 18.

    2. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 15.

    3. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    4. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

    5. [S2007] Military - Canada - War Graves Registers: Circumstances of Death.
      John Thomas McMaster Death Date: 11 Feb 1915 Rank:Corporal Unit: 1st Battalion Service number: 7057 Cemetery: La Boutillerie Cemetery Cemetery Location: Nantes, France Burial Place: Nantes, France

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 8 Sep 1880 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - WW1 - Army 1st Battalion - - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carding - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in war - 1915 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 1915 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Nantes (La Bouteillerie) Cemetery, France Link to Google Earth
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