Elizabeth Joyce Coleman

Aircraftwoman 1st Class Elizabeth Joyce Coleman was known as Joy. Born in Dublin, she served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War.

Aircraftwoman 1st Class

Elizabeth Joyce Coleman

2145035

Irish-born Elizabeth Joyce Coleman served as an Airwoman 1st Class in the WAAF until contracting tuberculosis during World War Two.

Aircraftwoman 1st Class Elizabeth Joyce Coleman (2145035) served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during World War Two. Born in 1923, she was the daughter of Robert Coleman and Mary Madeleine (Daisy) Coleman (née Franks) of Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland.

Elizabeth Joyce’s family and friends knew her as Joy.

She died on 9th November 1946 aged 23 years old. While serving in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, Joy contracted tuberculosis. She underwent treatment in Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast, Co. Antrim but would die from the disease.

Elizabeth Joyce Coleman’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section Y, Grave 29 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

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