Company Sergeant-Major Martin Doyle, VC, MM

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Company Sergeant-Major Martin Doyle, VC, MM

Birthplace: Gusserane, New Ross, Wexford, Ireland
Death: November 20, 1940 (49)
Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, Dublin, Dublin City, Ireland (Poliomyelitis)
Place of Burial: Dublin, Dublin City, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Lawrence Doyle and Bridget Doyle (Connors)
Brother of Mary Doyle; Peter Doyle; Kate Doyle; Bridget Doyle and Lizzie Doyle

Occupation: 26th December 1909-July 1919: Officer in the British Army; 1919-1921: Intelligence Officer in the Mid-Clare Brigade of the IRA; 1921/1922-1937: Irish Army; 1937-25th Jan 1939: Dublin Army Reserve; 1937-1939/1940: Security officer Guinness Brewery
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About Company Sergeant-Major Martin Doyle, VC, MM

Martin Doyle Company sergeant-major in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Munster Fusiliers, 16th (Irish) Division

Martin Doyle VC, MM (25 October 1891 – 20 November 1940) was a British Army soldier during the First World War, and an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

After the war he joined the IRA in the Irish War of Independence and served with the National Army during and after the Irish Civil War.



Announcement of his VC, London Gazette, Jan 31, 1919

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BBC, Aug 22, 2014

Irish Times, Nov 10, 2015

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Company Sergeant-Major Martin Doyle, VC, MM's Timeline

October 25, 1891
New Ross, Wexford, Ireland
November 20, 1940
Age 49
Dublin, Dublin City, Ireland
Dublin, Dublin City, Ireland