Doyle, William John

Personal Details

First nameWilliam
Middle nameJohn
Date of birth10/07/1868
Place of birthRockhampton, Qld
Date of death19/12/1891
Age at death24 years


[Ref:1868/002445 & 1891/000038]
Second son of William Doyle, Sergeant of Police, & Margaret Mary Dooley [m.12/01/1864].

Brother of –
William [b.25/03/1865 d.22/06/1866]
Elizabeth Maria [b.22/10/1866]
Margaret Jane [b.26/02/1870 d.2/10/1909]
Edward Joseph [b.18/02/1872]
Richard [b.19/11/1873]
Mary Catherine [b.15/01/1876 d.21/03/1879]
James [b.24/05/1878]
Patrick [b.28/02/1880]
Peter [b.28/02/1880]
Robert Thomas [b.10/05/1882]
David John [b.25/06/1884]
John Lawrence [d.4/06/1894]

Cemetery Record

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LocationEast Central
Grave number340
OccupationConstable of Police
Date of funeral19/12/1891

Grave whereabouts unknown. Plaque erected by David Langdon on 14 November 2005

Died from a Strangulated Hernia caused after a horse fall approx 5 weeks previous.
Undertaker William Pattenden

Copy of the police report:
Police Department
Muttaburra 22nd Dec ‘91

Senior Const James Nixon Reg. No 579 reports that Const Wm Doyle Reg. No 601 of this station died in the Muttaburra Hospital at 8 a.m. the 19th inst. On the 3rd inst he reported himself sick and was attended by the Government Medical Officer [Dr Egan]. He was attached to this station since 5th July last. On the 11th November last the Sen. Const. sent him to Klugh’s selection about 3 miles from Muttaburra to take possession of a mare subject of prosecution Regina v Wm Williamson, he took possession of the mare and on his return to the station with her, reported that when cutting the mare out from a mob of horses his horse fell with him and gave him a severe fall which burst the buttons of his trousers.

James Nixon
Sen. Const.
Insp Judge