(Picture Courtesy of Dick Monfils)

George Monfils' medals and badges

George A. Monfils was born in Massachusetts in 1910. His mother's name was Ida. George had 4 sisters and 3 brothers. He attended Millbury schools, and later operated Monfils Service Station, Millbury. He was a member of Catholic Order of Foresters and the Mantle Club.

George Monfils married Mrs. Helen Daignault and had 2 children with her, Richard born in 1934 and Shirley Ann born in 1941. They lived at 17 Enfield street in Blackstone, MA. On May 15, 1944, George enlisted at Fort Devens, Massachusetts and was assigned to the Infantry. He received training at Camp Croft, South Carolina, and Fort Meade, Maryland, prior to going overseas in November 1944.

Pvt. George and his son Dick Monfils
(Picture Courtesy of Dick Monfils)

Pvt. George A. Monfils joined the 1st Infantry Division, 26th Infantry Regiment, probably as a replacement after the Division laid siege to Aachen (Germany), taking the city after a direct assault on October 21, 1944. The Division then attacked east of Aachen into the Staats Forest to occupy Hamlich, as they flank the Hurtgen Forest. On November 27, 1944, while fighting in Germany, Private George A. Monfils, was killed in action at age 34. Besides his wife and two children, George leaves his mother, four sisters and three brothers – Sgt. Albert Monfils was in England at that time.

Telegram announcing Pvt. George Monfils death
(Picture Courtesy of Dick Monfils)

Newspaper clipping regarding Pvt. Monfils death
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Pvt. George A. Monfils' final resting place is, together with 7,989 brothers in arms, the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium, Plot A, Row 15, Grave 38.

Grave of Pvt. George A. Monfils
(Picture Courtesy of Rick Demas)

Mr. Dick Monfils next his father's grave in the early 1960-ties
(Picture Courtesy of Dick Monfils)

The son of Pvt. George A. Monfils, Dick, is searching for more information about his father. Every kind of information is more than welcome. You can contact Mr. Dick Monfils at: dmon0081@msn.com