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John Michael DOYLE

Regimental number20935
Place of birthInvermay, Tasmania
SchoolInvermay State School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPugilist
AddressScott Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Doyle, Scott Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 November 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 34th Battery
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36(a)/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBoxed under the name of 'Snowy Malone' (details from father).
FateKilled in Action 26 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row D, Grave No 14), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Bryan and Ellen DOYLE, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

Marched in to Reserve Brigade, Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 13 January 1917; discharged, 21 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 40 days.

Found guilty, Larkhill, 12 March 1917, of (1) breaking out of Camp about 6.30 am, 28 February; (2) being absent without leave from 6.30 am, 28 February, till 9 pm, 10 March 1917; (3) being out of bounds: awarded 11 days' detention, and forfeited 23 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 March 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 6 May 1917.

On leave to England, 12 November 1917; rejoined unit,in the field, 18 November 1917.

Killed in action, 26 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOYLE John Michael

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