William (Billy) Doyle. Tobruk and italy

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William (Billy) Doyle. Tobruk and italy

Postby E davidson » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:20 pm

Hi

My dad, bill doyle, served in the worcestershire regiment and whilst I have many stories re triploi and Tobruk, benghazi and Italy I am keen to know more, if possible.

I believe he may have served for many years. Definitely WW2

I had understood that he was captured in June 42 when Tobruk fell and that he was taken to Italy but he doesn't appear on the prisoner of war list. I know he escaped from the Germans and was taken in by an Italian family.

Any information re his service would be appreciated.

Thanks Eleanor
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Re: William (Billy) Doyle. Tobruk and italy

Postby corona » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:33 am

Hi Eleanor,
No WW2 information but if PTE.5250438 1/Batt. Worcesters is your father, then as a regular soldier, he served in Palestine, pre-WW2 and was awarded the Army General Service Medal with the clasp Palestine.
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Re: William (Billy) Doyle. Tobruk and italy

Postby E davidson » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:30 am

Hi Corona - Oh many many thanks for your post.

I am unsure if this Dad's number - his full name is William Brown Doyle - are you able to confirm this name with the number you have provided.

I AM EVER SO APPRECIATIVE.

Dad did serve in Palestine - pre WW2 - so is highly likely to be him.

All information is an absolute BLESSING. So thanks Eleanor
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Re: William (Billy) Doyle. Tobruk and italy

Postby corona » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:10 am

Hi Eleanor,
The Medal Roll does list 5250438 PTE.W B DOYLE 1/Batt.WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT.
This must be your relation. Only initials are recorded.
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Re: William (Billy) Doyle. Tobruk and italy

Postby E davidson » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:28 am

Oh thank you so much - thats another piece of the puzzle..... much appreciated. Eleanor
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