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Born: 1893 (Idle)
Died: 25 April 1917
Address: 28 New Street, Idle
Parents: John & Emily
Spouse: Louie, nee Pawson
Siblings: 11
Occupation: Mule piecer (1911)
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Greengates; Holy Trinity, Idle; Arras Memorial
Children: One
Regiment: Manchester
John Joyce
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John Joyce was born about 1893 one of 12 children of carpenter and boatbuilder John Joyce and his wife Emily. In 1901 the family were living at Canal Bank, Idle and by 1911 they were at 6 Ash Grover, Greengates. At some point before the outbreak John jnr married Louie Pawson John enlisted on 19 November 1916 in the North Staffordshire Regt and on 11 May 1917, the Shipley Times & Express reported: “Pte John Joyce, Manchester Regt, of 28 New Street, Idle, has been killed in action. He donned khaki about six months ago and it is about two months since he went to France. “He was a native of Greengates and before joining the forces was in the employ of Harper & sons, Ravenscliffe Mills, Calverley. “He married a daughter of Mr Alfred Pawson and leaves a widow and a daughter in infancy.” Later Louie married John Oates of Idle.
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