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Pvt John Masterson

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Pvt John Masterson

Birth
Abbeylara, County Longford, Ireland
Death
9 Aug 1918 (aged 24–25)
Belgium
Burial
Waregem, Arrondissement Kortrijk, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot
Plot B, Row 3, Grave 15.
Memorial ID
55963794 View Source

Private, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, U.S. Army. Entered the service from New York.
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Mr. Masterson was survived by his sister Ellen of Brooklyn, NY and brother Bernard who was serving with the British army at the time of his brother's death.

Private John Masterson was born in Abbeylara, County Longford, Ireland in 1893. Abbeylara is in north central Ireland 62 miles west northwest of Dublin.
John emigrated to New York from Ireland aboard the RMS Oceanic from Queenstown on 8 May 1913 at the age of 20. His sister Ellen is not listed on the same manifest so may have come later.John enlisted in the 14th Regiment of the New York National Guard on 16 Aug 1917. The 14th became the 106th IR of the 27th Division. At the time, he lived at 975 Linnard Avenue in Brooklyn. They left for overseas on 10 May 1918 and were initially placed in the East Poperinghe Line with the rest of the 27th Division.On 25 Jul 1918, the 27th division was slowly rotated into the front line in relief of the British 6th Division in anticipation of operations of the Ypres-Lys offensive on 31 Aug 1918 in an attempt to remove the Germans from the Dickebusch Lake /Scherpenberg area. Pvt Masterson was killed by an artillery shell on 9 Aug 1918. His next of kin notified of his death was his sister Ellen Masterson of 123 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.The Brooklyn Daily Eagle – 10 Oct 1918, Thu – Page 3 – TWO DAYS’ ROSTER OF LOCAL HEROES – (Thursday) KILLED IN ACTION – Pvt. John Masterson, 123 Pierrepont street. – Page 2 – Pvt. John Masterson – Pvt. John Masterson, age 25, of Co F, 106th Inf., was killed on August 9. He formerly lived with his sister, Ellen Masterson, of 123 Pierrepont St. Pvt. Masterson enlisted in the old 14th Regt. in the summer of 1917. A younger brother, Corp. Bernard Masterson, has been discharged from the British army because of a wound in the left arm. The last letter received from John was dated July 29, in which he said the Germans were dropping bombs all around his sector. He also mentioned the capture of 18,000 prisoners by the French and British forces on the preceding day. A letter has been received from the Rev. Frank L. Hascom, chaplain of the 106th, in which he wrote; “John died as a result of being hit by a shell, the same shell killing three others who were in the same shelter with him. He is buried in a military cemetery near here alongside of his comrades.

Private, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, U.S. Army. Entered the service from New York.
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Mr. Masterson was survived by his sister Ellen of Brooklyn, NY and brother Bernard who was serving with the British army at the time of his brother's death.

Private John Masterson was born in Abbeylara, County Longford, Ireland in 1893. Abbeylara is in north central Ireland 62 miles west northwest of Dublin.
John emigrated to New York from Ireland aboard the RMS Oceanic from Queenstown on 8 May 1913 at the age of 20. His sister Ellen is not listed on the same manifest so may have come later.John enlisted in the 14th Regiment of the New York National Guard on 16 Aug 1917. The 14th became the 106th IR of the 27th Division. At the time, he lived at 975 Linnard Avenue in Brooklyn. They left for overseas on 10 May 1918 and were initially placed in the East Poperinghe Line with the rest of the 27th Division.On 25 Jul 1918, the 27th division was slowly rotated into the front line in relief of the British 6th Division in anticipation of operations of the Ypres-Lys offensive on 31 Aug 1918 in an attempt to remove the Germans from the Dickebusch Lake /Scherpenberg area. Pvt Masterson was killed by an artillery shell on 9 Aug 1918. His next of kin notified of his death was his sister Ellen Masterson of 123 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.The Brooklyn Daily Eagle – 10 Oct 1918, Thu – Page 3 – TWO DAYS’ ROSTER OF LOCAL HEROES – (Thursday) KILLED IN ACTION – Pvt. John Masterson, 123 Pierrepont street. – Page 2 – Pvt. John Masterson – Pvt. John Masterson, age 25, of Co F, 106th Inf., was killed on August 9. He formerly lived with his sister, Ellen Masterson, of 123 Pierrepont St. Pvt. Masterson enlisted in the old 14th Regt. in the summer of 1917. A younger brother, Corp. Bernard Masterson, has been discharged from the British army because of a wound in the left arm. The last letter received from John was dated July 29, in which he said the Germans were dropping bombs all around his sector. He also mentioned the capture of 18,000 prisoners by the French and British forces on the preceding day. A letter has been received from the Rev. Frank L. Hascom, chaplain of the 106th, in which he wrote; “John died as a result of being hit by a shell, the same shell killing three others who were in the same shelter with him. He is buried in a military cemetery near here alongside of his comrades.

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  • Maintained by: Coleman ✿
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 55963794
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55963794/john-masterson: accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Masterson (1893–9 Aug 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 55963794, citing Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial, Waregem, Arrondissement Kortrijk, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium; Maintained by Coleman ✿ (contributor 47076912) .