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DOIL / DOYLE – William Royal Marines Chatham Division 41st and 45th Company

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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
NameDOIL / DOYLE – William
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Chatham Division 41st and 45th Company
Royal Navy see Further Information
Regiment Number (s) 3395 to 1861
4394 afterwards
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th February 1832 / 18 years / Chatham England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationService Abroad – HM Ships:
Ocean 15th August 1833 – 16th August 1834
Russell  10th July – 16th January 1839
Gorgon 30th January –  (?) July 1839
Howe 13th July 1839 – 27th July 1843
Cygnet 20th April 1844 – 10th April 1847
Asia 5th September 1847 – 24th May 1851
Tyne and Tortoise 31st January 1852 – 11th May 1857
Total service afloat and on Foreign Stations: 17 years 6 months 6 days
Length of Service21 years 1 month
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal/ 15th March 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not Yet Known
Pension Districts1855 Chatham
1855 1st Portsmouth
1860 South London
1862 Tilbury
1862-1865 Western Australia
1866-1874 South Australia
1874 UK
Pension Paid£16/16/0 per annum
1861 Increased to £20/4/0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK   31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1814 Barony Parish Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1823 Ewell, Surrey England
Date/Place of Marriagec1859
Children by 1st WifeJane b June Qtr 1862 Sheppy, Kent, England
m RUDLAND Henry 1875 Geraldton Western Australia
m BRYANT Richard Dixon/Nixon Beaconsfield 1915
d 24th August 1944 Mosman Park, WA
Bur Fremantle cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Assistant Warder Convict Establishment 9th January 1863 – 7th May 1863 – dismissed
Nominal List for Camden Harbour 1865
RM Pension rate 20/4/- pay rate 2/- name Pvt William Doil Marital Status Single, Conduct Good
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
None known – pension paid South Australia from June 1866-1874, then to London
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
31st January 1885 (Whitehead)
Bur 2nd February 1885 Geraldton Cemetery (Apex)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAfter being discharged from the Royal Marines William Doil served with the Royal Navy to gain a Marine certificate. He served from 1855 to 1861, an extra 4 years and 126 days on the ships:
Penelope 15th September 1855-5th October 1855, AB
Penelope 6th October 1855-3rd May 1857, Master at Arms
Penelope 4th May 1857-12th May 1857, Ordinary (seaman?)
Vincent 21st September 1857-3rd October 1859, Ships corporal
Mars 4th October 1859-6th November 1859, Ships corporal
Mars 7th November 1859-27th August 1860, (on shore) Master at Arms
Southampton 8th November 1860-15th July 1861, AB
Cumberland 16th July 1861-7th August 1861, AB when he appears to have been granted his certificate
1861 Census RG 9/4480 British ships in Home Port
HMS Southampton at Sheerness
William Doil, AB, Married, age 45, Born Glasgow, Scotland
Olivia Doil, Married, age 38 Born Ewell, Surrey, England
13th January 1863 he was paid £3 for services as Warder on convict ship “York“.
Olivia LUCETTE’S marriages
1st ROBERT WOOLNOUGH at Shoreditch London in 1850
2nd William Doil c1861 (no record found but the 1861 Census has her as a married woman)
3rd Robert WHITEHEAD, Bowes Western Australia, 1867
Olivia Lucett (sic) is on the 1841 Census HO 107/1051/46 (age 15) living at The Ships Inn Public house with an Elizabeth Lucett age 50 both were born in Surrey.
1851 Census (HO 107/1709/79 Olivia Woolnough is living with her husband Robert at High Street, Baldock, Hitchin Hertfordshire where he was born. Robert was a butler. Olivia was born at Ewell Surrey.
Extra information supplied by M.S. James.