Michael Edward Doyle

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Doyle, Sapper Michael Edward no.9864

9th Field Company Australian Engineers.

“Numulgi” Taylor Street, Lakemba.


Born 1868 at St Mary’s, South Creek, son of James and Catherine Doyle.

Married Emily L. Tonkin 1901.

Husband of Emily Doyle of “Tivoli” King Street, St Peters.

Enlisted at Newtown 12/3/1916, aged 44. [i.e.48].



Next of kin, son, Cyril James Doyle, ‘‘Numulgi” Taylor Street, Lakemba.

Embarked from Sydney 5/7/1916 per HMAT A31 Ajana.

Casualty list DT 23/1/1917 Died of wounds.

Died of Wounds probably received at Flers 5/1/1917.

Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, grave HLA. 135.

Roll of Honour SMH 5/1/1918. Doyle - Sapper M.E. Doyle, who died of wounds, January 5, 1917. Sadly missed by his son, Cyril Doyle, and nephew, W. Cullen.

Tele/Mirror list 11/11/1993 Killed in Action 5/1/1917

Lakemba RSC Roll of Honour

Anzac Memorial

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1999338/ [accessed 27/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002