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Patrick Doyle

Rank: Private
Street: Burke's Yard
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Dale, Drogheda, Co. Meath [Louth]; Coach Yard, Main Street, Longford; Healy's Terrace, Longford; Blue Yard, Longford & 4 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Probable Census entry:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery; Connaught Rangers
Regiment Number: 5006; [31704]; [3169]; [584801]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

Patrick was born c.1868 in Longford town and joined the army at a young age. He served in regiments including the Connaught Rangers and Royal Garrison Regiment off-and-on over the coming years, including in South Africa in 1900 and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 1902 - 1904. He was stationed in India from February 1916 to January 1918, and was discharged in December 1918.

Patrick married Catherine Halpin in Drogheda on 15 March 1894 and they lived at 4 Francis Street, Dublin. They had 5 children: Mary, Anne, John, Patrick and Thomas. He re-married Alice Mullan in Longford on 18th May 1908 and they were resident at the Coach Yard, Main Street at the time. Patrick's army records only note three of his older children: John (b.1900) and Thomas (b.1902), both of whom were born in Longford, and Patrick (b.1899 in Balbriggan). Alice was also previously married and had a daughter, Alice Thompson, born c.1897.

Patrick's son, also named Patrick, enlisted with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in c.1918 but was discharged on health grounds. He died in 1919 at the District Asylum in Mullingar.

Parents Names:
Notes: It is unclear as to whether Patrick's sons were born in Dublin or Longford, as the census and earlier army records suggest Dublin and the later army records suggest Longford.

Link to Civil Record of First Marriage (Catherine Halpin); link to Civil Record of Second Marriage (Alice Mullan); 

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