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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
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
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
Tentative: Bi-Centennial Dictionary on Page 955 – gives a wife Olivia Lucette nee WOONAUGH and a child Jane born 1862 England died 1944. He as stationed Geraldton and 1862-4 at Camden Harbour – wife and daughter remained in Geraldton.
(We have not found the source of this and William Doil is said to be single on the official list of Pensioners for Camden Harbour. He worked for the Convict Establishment in 1863.)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information13th January 1863 he was paid £3 for services as Warder on convict ship “York“.