Major Hugh McMaster

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Date published: 28/12/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 02/12/1917
Age at death: 30
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Plot: IV. J. 2.
Information: Major Hugh McMaster M.C., Royal Field Artillery, died on December 2nd of wounds received on 29th November 1917, was the only son of the late Mr. H.D. McMaster, Gilford, Co. Down, and of Mrs. McMaster, Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire. He was 30 years of age. Major McMaster had previously been seriously wounded in September, 1914, and September, 1916. He passed out of Woolwich into the Royal Field Artillery in 1907, and reached the rank of captain in the first October of the war and major in July, 1917. Major McMaster had been awarded the Military Cross for gallantry and devotion to duty. He was well known in Irish hunting fields with the Meaths and Wards, and in Co. Down. He rode at Punchestown and many other races in England and Ireland, and won the R.A. Gold Cup at Aldershot Races in 1914, himself riding “Shanecracken.” He was educated at Rugby, and went out with the first Expeditionary Force in August, 1914.