Father & Son, Doyle Family

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The Doyle Family Father – Thomas Lewis Doyle An Edward VII Volunteer Long Service Medal, Special Constabulary Long Service Medal Pair awarded to Gunner Thomas Lewis Doyle, 1st City of…
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The Doyle Family

Father – Thomas Lewis Doyle

An Edward VII Volunteer Long Service Medal, Special Constabulary Long Service Medal Pair awarded to Gunner Thomas Lewis Doyle, 1st City of London Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers, later Special Constable Thomas Lewis Doyle, Islington, comprising Volunteer Long Service Medal, EVII, (224 Gnr. T. Doyle. 1st City Of London R.G.A. Vol.), Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, one clasp, The Great War, (Thomas L. Doyle), very fine.

Volunteer Long Service Medal awarded 1st August 1905

Thomas Patrick Cornelius Doyle – Son

A Great War, Casualty Pair, World War Two ARP Warden group of 3 awarded to Acting Corporal and Warden Thomas Patrick Cornelius Doyle, 8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment, late 6th Battalion City of London Rifles, whose leg was amputated after a Gun Shot Wound shattered his Thigh Bone during the last days of The War, comprising, 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (204283 A, Cpl. T.P.C. Doyle. W. York. R.), 1939-45 Defence Medal, unnamed as issued, very fine

Thomas Lewis Doyle was born in 1867, in Islington, London, he married Margaret Cockrane on the 1st of September 1888 in Marylebone stating that he was a clerk. In 1889 he signed as a Fireman in the Merchant Navy on the Cargo Steam Ship Dotterel. In the 1901 census he is living with his wife 5 children at aged 2 is Thomas Patrick Cornelius. His profession is Law Clerk. Thomas Lewis died in the 2nd Quarter of 1926 aged 59 years. He was Buried in Hendon Cemetery on the 20th of May 1926.

Thomas Patrick Cornelius Doyle was born on the 25th of November 1898 to Thomas and Margaret Lewis joined the 6th Battalion City of London Rifles on the 20th of July 1915, he was Categorised as B1 with issue glasses. He spent 1915-1916 on the TA Reserve and was called to The Colours in January 1917. He was first posted to Malta on the 21st of February 1918 until the 19th of June 1918, 20th June 1918 to the 6th of July 1918 is unreadable in his “burnt” papers and was then posted to France, joining the 8th battalion west Yorkshire Regiment on the 7th of July 1918. It would appear that he was wounded in the Battalion Attack at Quievy on the 20th to the 23rd of October 1918. His name appears in the Casualty Lists of the 1st of November 1918 and he was repatriated to England on the 11th of November 1918. He was admitted To King George Hospital then Stamford Hospital on the 27th of February 1919he remained in hospital for 39 days, his papers state:-

Gun Shot Wound Left Thigh – Amputated – Abscess on Stump.

Discharging wound of left stump X ray shows:- Inflammatory condition of stump.

7th March 1919 Stump re-amputated small Foreign Body removed from wound.

1st of April 1919 stump healed – not yet ready for temporary limb but requiring no further treatment at present.

He was discharged from the Army on the 7th of August 1919, receiving a War Pension. Receiving Silver Was Badge no. B273907.

In the 1939 Census he is shown as a Life Investment Clerk Disabled War Pensioner W Yorks and ARP Warden. Thomas died in 1970.

Sold with Genealogical Information, Copy Medal Index Card confirming the British War and Victory Medals, West Yorkshire Regiment Cap badge, Copy “Burnt” Service papers, Copy 8th Battalion West Yorks War Diary for the attack at Quievy.


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Military Medals

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Campaign Groups and Pairs

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