Thomas Francis DOYLE

Thomas Francis Doyle Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Warwick
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Contractor
Enlisted
11-October-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
28
Status
Single
Service No
4397
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements
Embarked
30-March-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
17 November 1916
Place
Flers, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Serre-les-Puisieux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

Thomas Doyle arrived in France from Egypt in June 1916. Following heavy fighting near Flers on 14 November he was declared missing in action. A year later a Court of Enquiry confirmed he had been killed. In 1928, twelve years after his death, his mother was notified that his body had been discovered by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission and was re-interred at Serre Road Cemetery. At last his mother could provide the epitaph for his headstone.

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