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Drumcliffe Clare Ireland
He was born about 1881. He was the husband of Sheila Margaret (known as Margaret) Doyle of 81 Windermere Road Forest Fields Nottingham. In 1911 Joseph, a window cleaner, and Margaret (b. Crowland, Lincs) had been married for 6 years and had two sons; Joseph Edward (4, b. Nottingham 1907) and Sylvester Dennis (2 b. Nottingham 7 November 1908, died Nottingham 1990 age 81). They also had a boarder, John Allen (25).
He was a labourer when he enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in January 1903. In 1911, after he had left the Army, he was a window cleaner.
30 Oct 1914
858743 - CWGC Website
1903- he enlisted in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.
Royal Field Artillery
11th Bty. He enlisted on 19 January 1903. His service record has not survived but Joseph probably joined on a Short Service Attestation and later transferred to the Army Reserve and so was mobilised on the outbreak of war. He entered theatre (France) on 6 October 1914 and was killed less than four weeks later. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial (Panel Reference:1). He qualified for the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post Notice (abridged), 21 November 1914: ‘Doyle. Killed in action, Gunner Joseph Doyle, RFA, age 39, husband of Margaret Doyle of 81 Windermere Road, Forest Fields.’
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