Gill Joyce Genealogy

George Joyce (1921-1944)


Pittston, Dec. 8 – Additional information received on the death of Pvt. George P. Joyce, twenty-three, youngest son of the late State Sen. and Mrs. Patrick F. Joyce, formerly of North Main Street and Harding, and husband of the former Anna Rose Mulcahy, 6 Poole Street, Pittston Township, discloses he was killed in action Nov. 24 in Germany. The first announcement was printed in the late edition of the Times Wednesday.

Private Joyce was in service seven months. He went overseas with the infantry. He attended St. Mary’s Assumption Parochial School and St. John’s High School, Pittston. He was employed in the Philadelphia Navy Yard before entering service.

Private Joyce’s father and his mother, who was the former Mae Hinchcliffe of Jenkins Township, died in Pittston Hospital in October, 1938, within forty-eight hours of each other. His eldest brother, Ned Joyce, drowned in the Susquehanna River near the Joyce Summer home on July 3, 1923.

Survivors, besides his widow and son, include a brother, Joseph, Pittston, a clerk in the Luzerne County Assessors’ office, Wilkes-Barre, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas F. Gill, Parsons; the former Patricia Joyce, whose husband Lieut. (JG.) Thomas F. Gill, is on destroyer escort duty with the navy in the Atlantic, and Frances Joyce, Pittston. Joseph P. Joyce, former Pittston City Treasurer, is an uncle.

   The Scranton Times (Friday) - December 8, 1944

Joyce Dies in Germany

Pvt. Joyce was killed in action in Germany on November 24, the War Department informed his wife yesterday. A graduate of St. John’s High School, Pittston, he entered the service last April and was trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. He had been overseas since September.

A member of St. John the Evangelist Church he was employed at a defense plant in Camden before he went into the Army. Pvt. Joyce is the father of a son, Patrick, born on October 30, and whom he never saw.

Surviving, besides his wife and son, are two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Thomas Gill, Pittston Township, and Miss Frances Joyce and Joseph Joyce, Pittston.

   An Unknown Newspaper - Date Unknown

George P. Joyce

George P. Joyce
Private, U.S. Army
71st Infantry Regiment, 55th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania
Died: November 24, 1944
Buried at: Plot A Row 43 Grave 7
Epinal American Cemetery
Epinal, France
Awards: Purple Heart

   American Battle Monuments Commission - World War II -

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