George Patrick O'Driscoll

George Patrick O'Driscoll

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 Nov 1918 (aged 23)
Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Burial Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 167667088 · View Source
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He was the son of Michael T. & Catherine F. (Burns) O'Driscoll, and grandson of Dennis & Ellen (Fallon) O'Driscoll and Thomas & Rosanna Burns.

At the time of his draft registration, George P. O'Driscoll was an ironworker for PW Fletcher of 155 Border Street, East Boston MA. He entered the service in September, 1917, with the first detachment sent from East Boston to Camp Devens. He was attached to Company E of the 60th Infantry and was afterward transferred to Company F of the 301st Infantry.

George P. O'Driscoll was killed on November 5, 1918 at the Argonne Forest, in France. Like others who died in WWI, he was originally buried near the battlefield. It is reported on a family tree at Ancestry.com that he was returned home and buried 16 Oct 1921 in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden MA.

In 1922 the Boston city administration agreed that the space at the junction of Marion and Eutaw streets, East Boston, be named George P. O'Driscoll square, in honor of said O'Driscoll, who died in the United States service during the World War, and that said space be suitably marked with signs. Today the square does not seem to exist.


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  • Created by: Janice Brown
  • Added: 1 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 167667088
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Patrick O'Driscoll (24 Mar 1895–5 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 167667088, citing Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Janice Brown (contributor 48126984) .