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EPF Disbanded 1887 EPG Gazette October 2011

Disbandment of EPG EPG_Gazette_2003_-_Vol_4-2__Apr

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
DOYLE Patrick
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
MURRAY Catherine
Not yet known
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 WifeElizabeth b 1867 Western Australia
D 21 June 1940 Fremantle WA
Bur Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC Mon CC 0290
Maria Rebecca b 1869
Thomas Joseph b 1872
D 13 June 1957 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC Mon CC 0290
Alice Mary b 1874
John Patrick b 1877
1 child unknown
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 InformationJohn Doyle was discharged due to being severely wounded by gunshot which fractured the bones in his right arm during the first attack on the Redan.
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