Doyle, Charles William

BORN 1770 - DIED 25 Oct 1842, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 53)

Charles William Doyle was the son of William Doyle, who was master in chancery in Ireland. In 1873 he joined the army and in 1793 he was promoted to lieutenant. In that year he was sent to the Netherlands with his regiment. He saw action at the Battle of Famars, where his uncle Welbore commanded the attack. He was wounded, but he saw action again during the Battle of Lannoy where he was aide-de-camp to general Ralph Abercromby. He served in the West Indies, Puerto Rico, Cadiz, Malta and Egypt. In Egypt he was severely wounded in the Battle of Alexandria.

In 1808 he was sent to Portugal and in 1811 he was wounded again at the battle of the Coll de Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain. In 1813 he became aide-de-camp to the Prince Regent, the future George IV. From 1825 to 1830 he was in command of the south-western disctrict of Ireland. A promotion to lieutenant-general followed in 1837. He died in 1842 in Paris.


The grave of Charles William Doyle at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2018)


Charles William Doyle - Wikipedia

Drache, Heinz

Published: 13 Feb 2021
Last update: 21 Dec 2021