Eric Douglas DOYLE MC


DOYLE, Eric Douglas

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Royal Field Artillery
Born: St George, Qld., 15 December 1893
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 29 July 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Bus House Cemetery
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Memorials: Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement British Forces (All Conflicts), Lieutenant, SN Officer, Royal Field Artillery

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Andrew A. Doyle, F.R.C.S.I., and Mary Douglas Doyle, of Queensland. Australia


Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Doyle, of Brisbane, have received a cablegram announcing she sad news that their sou, Lieutenant Eric Douglas Doyle, of the Royal Field Artillery, has been killed  in action. It will be remembered that it was announced in these columns a week or two ago that Lieutenant Doyle had been awarded the Military Cross for gallant conduct.

Lieut. Eric Douglas Doyle, M.C., of the Royal Field Artillery, aged 33 years, who was killed in action on July, 29, 1917, was a son of Dr. and Mrs A. A. Doyle, of Brisbane. Over two and a half years ago he left Australia to join the army, and obtained a commission in the Royal Field Artillery, in which he served in France. He was transferred to Mesopotamia, but returned to the Western front where he had been actively engaged up to the time of his death.

Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Doyle, of Brisbane, have received the following cablegram from the War Office:—"Deeply regret to inform yon Lieut. Eric Douglas Doyle, of — artillery brigade,  was killed in action on July 27. The Army Council express their sympathy." It will be remembered that Lieut. Doyle was the Military Cross about three weeks ago, and previous to  that honour had been mentioned twice in despatches for gallant conduct. Lieut. Doyle was 23 years of age, an old Brisbane Grammar School boy, a fine athlete, very popular at  school, and later on in the army. He was in the Far West when the war broke out, and hastened to enlist. He saw service in Mesopotamia, was invalided to England, and since his  recovery has been on service in France.

DOYLE.—Killed in action, in Flanders, on July 29, 1917, Eric Douglas Doyle, M.C., Lieutenant, R.F.A., 150th Brigade, British Expeditionary Force, aged 23 years, elder son of Dr. A. A. and Mrs. Doyle, St. Mary's, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane.