June 6, 1901, Belgravia, London, England.
July 20, 1953, Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.
Whitchurch (near Aylesbury), Buckinghamshire, England.
Joyce was the younger of two children born to Harry (Henry) Torrens Anstruther, Member of Parliament and his wife (later Dame) Eva Anstruther (née Hanbury-Tracy). She spent her childhood in Whitchurch, and was educated privately in London. In class, she used to sit behind Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the future Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) and would occasionally dip the long tresses of
royal hair into the ink-well. In later life, when quizzed about this by an Anstruther family member, the ever-tactful Queen Mother declared that she could recall nothing of it!
Struther contributed twelve hymns to Songs of Praise (London: 1931). Her other works include: