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EPF Disbanded 1887 EPG Gazette October 2011

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13th Regiment Somerset Light Infantry Cap Badge
55th Westmorland Regiment of Foot
Obituary – Doyle John Western Mail 15 October 1904
British Crimea Medal Alma-Inkerman-Sebastopol Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal


NameDOYLE – John
Regiment (s)13th and 55th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2712 / 3420
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th July 1849 / 18 years /  Liverpool England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Dark Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 2 years 11 months
Turkey – 1 year 7 months
Length of Service6 years 39 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th April 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea with clasps for Alma, Inkerman and Sebastopol
Crimean Turkish
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1856 2nd Dublin
1865 Tilbury
1865-1904 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/3d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1831 Lucan Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
See Further Information
Date/Place of Birth
See Further Information
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1837 (deduced)
Date/Place of Marriage5 March 1865 Dublin South
South City No1, City of Dublin
Children by 1st WifeMary Catherine Bap 26 April 1865 Tilbury Fort, Essex, England
M McARTHUR Peter 1887 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1899 Mt Magnet Western Australia See further information
Elizabeth b 8th June 1867 Western Australia
Bap 10th June 1867
D 21 June 1940 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC Mon CC 0290
Maria Rebecca b 1869
M DEAN Alfred 1913 Perth Western Australia
D 22nd September 1951 Fremantle Bur Fremantle cemetery WA (Rebecca)
Thomas Joseph b 1872
M Edith Maude Newson 1911 Perth, Western Australia
D 13 June 1957 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC Mon CC 0290
Alice Mary b 1874
M WALKER Hobart 1900 Fremantle Western Australia
D 26th March 1921 North Fremantle WA
John Patrick b 1877
D 20th September 1944 Nedlands Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Other possible Children of 1st WifeHonoria/Norah Kent/Doyle B c 1859 possibly Dublin
M SCORER Unknown
D 1903 Cue Western Australia (Parents John Doyle and Hannah UNKNOWN age at death 42 years)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Perth Town Lot 144Y
0.2.28 acres
Occupation after
1881 worked at the magazine
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Perth Thursday 6th October 1904 – page 1
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th October 1904 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia Fremantle Cemetery RC Mon CC 0290
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Hannah Doyle died 1891 age 54
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1851 2712 13th Regiment Location Stirling Scotland and Manchester
Discharge: Due to being severely wounded by gunshot which fractured the bones in his right arm during the final attack on the Redan 8th September 1855.
In 1880 he was living in No 1 Barracks Fremantle with his wife and 6 children.
John Doyle served on the Enrolled Force from its inception of 11 November 1880 until it was disbanded on 31 March 1887.
The gravesite at Fremantle Cemetery consists of a granite surround with DOYLE as a name plate, there is no headstone
Mary Catherine McArthur and her 2 children were burnt to death in a fire at Mt. Magnet. John Hartley Bowen was charged with her murder but at his subsequent trial he was acquitted. Her death registration said her parents were John Doyle and Hannah McMullen although there is no record of her birth or baptism.
John Doyle’s marriage corticate states his father as being Thomas Dunegan (laborer)
John Doyle’s death registration states his parents as being Patrick Doyle and Catherine Murray