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Patrick Joseph DOYLE

Regimental number926
Place of birthWaterford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngineer's assistant
AddressRed Ensign Club, London
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Bridget Doyle, 38 Mano Street, Waterford, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the Colonial Forces.
Enlistment date21 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Newcastle, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Forty-One on 22 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Special Mention in Corps Orders

Recommendation date: 30 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Discharge date26 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 6th Light Horse Regiment as Sergeant, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli Peninsula, 2 October 1915. Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1 December 1915 (gun shot wound to arm); returned to duty, 3 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 26 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to hospital, Maadi, 8 January 1916 (sick); transferred to General Hospital, Cairo, 18 January 1916 (septic feet, ingrown toenail); rejoined unit from hospital, 19 January 1916. Admitted to Ambulance Train No 3, 30 January 1916 (sore feet); rejoined unit, 2 February 1916; taken on strength of 2nd Reserve Regiment, Maadi, 1 March 1916; taken on strength of 6th Light Horse Brigade as a gunner, Tel el Kebir, 27 March 1916; transferred to 57th Bn, 24 May 1916.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 June 1916. Transferred to 25th Field Artillery Brigade, 9 July 1916; appointed Battery Sergeant Major W.O. Class II, 25 July 1916. On leave to England, 11 January 1917; admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, whilst on leave, England, 23 January 1917; transferred to 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 24 January 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 29 March 1917; marched in to Etaples, France, 31 March 1917; marched out from Australian General Base Depot, 7 April 1917; taken on strength of Field Artillery Brigade, 7 April 1917.

On leave to Paris, 15 January 1918; transferred to 53rd Battery, 18 January 1918; rejoined unit, 23 January 1918; to England on leave, 20 February 1918; rejoined unit, 11 March 1918;

Congratulated, 12 May 1918, for safely evacuating members of the Light Horse Brigade, when subject to hostile bombardment on 24 April 1918; named temporary Brigade Sergeant Major, 16 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Macquarie, from London, 28 March 1919; disembarked, 26 May 1919; discharged, 26 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOYLE Patrick Joseph

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