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Sgt Joseph Leonard Boyle

Sgt Joseph Leonard Boyle

Birth
Death 29 May 1944 (aged 31)
Burial Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 90324686 · View Source
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From the July 11, 1944 Le Mars Semi Weekly Sentinel, Le Mars, Iowa
Front Page

Sgt. Joseph Boyle Killed in Action On Fighting Line

Parents Notified By Secretary of War Department

Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Boyle, residing
306 Fifth Avenue S. W., received a
telegram Wednesday night from the
War department, announcing that
their son, Sergeant Joseph L. Boyle,
had been killed in action May 29,
while fighting In Italy. The telegram
read;
"The secretary of war desires "that
I tender his deep sympathy to you
in the loss of your son, Sgt. Joseph
L. Boyle, who was previously reported
missing in action. Report now
received states that he was killed
in. action May 29 in Italy. Letter follows.
Ulio, the adjutant general."

Mr. and Mrs. Boyle received a
telegram June 21, from the War de-
partment stating Sgt. Boyle was
missing in action.

The last letters the Boyle family
received from their son, Sgt. Boyle,
were dated May 11 and May 18 from
Anzio, and stated he was in good
health. In one of the letters he told
them that Jim Hardacre, another Le
Mars soldier, was with him at Anzio.

The day before the Boyle family
received their first telegram an-
nouncing that their son was "missing
in action," they received a letter
from another son, Edward, who Is
fighting in Italy, saying Joseph had
succumbed to wounds. In his letter
Edward Boyle said he had been given
permission to go over to Company
K Iguarters to see if he could
get any personal belongings of his
brother, but could not find trace of
them.

The Boyle family has two other
sons in service. Owen Boyle, car-
penter's mate third class in the navy,
is stationed at Portland, Oregon, and
Thomas Boyle is a naval petty officer
somewhere in the Pacific.

Sergeant Joseph L. Boyle was a
member of Company K of Le Mars
when war broke out and went to
Camp Claiborne, La., with the first
contingent in March, 1941, and was
transferred from there to Camp Dix,
N. Y., and went overseas to Ireland
and was in Ireland and England for
several months before going to the
fighting line in North Africa and
then to Italy. When in Ireland he
was transferred to Company F. and
in March of this year was transfer-
red back to Company K.

He was born In Le Mars March 28,
1913, and attended school here. He
is survived by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. P. J. Boyle, of Le Mars, three
sisters, Mrs. Ray Wiese of Westfield,
Alice and Arabella at home, and
seven brothers, Owen of Portland,
Oregon, Charles of Inglewood,
Calif., Thomas, serving in the Navy
the past eight years, Clarence of Istrouma.
La,, Pvt, Edward Boyle,
serving in Italy, Francis and William
at home.

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Inscription

IOWA
SGT 133 INF 34 DIV
WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details Army serial #20703117. Killed In Action, World War II. Company Platoon "K"

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  • Created by: Tim Cook
  • Added: 18 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90324686
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Joseph Leonard Boyle (29 Mar 1913–29 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90324686, citing Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904) .