5241797 Private Frederick William Foyle, no.5 Armoured Car Company, Tank Corps

1919 Aug 3. Attested aged 17 at Birmingham, into the Worcestershire Regiment as 5241797 Private Frederick William Foyle. A Carter from Birmingham. Nok Mr William James Foyle, 27 Shakespeare Street, Birmingham (Father)

The 2nd and 3rd Battalions Worcestershire Regiment was in Dublin from 1919 until 1922. 2nd Battalion reached Dublin 21 July 1919

1921 Jun 13. Transferred to the Tank Corps 13 June 1921

No 5 Armoured Car Company made up 17 officers and 180 other ranks (less 2 Brigade Peerless sections 11 other ranks) at Marlborough Barracks. 1 "RR" Section at Dublin Castle, and 1 "P" Section, with RASC at Royal Barracks

1922 Feb 26. Went missing in Dublin. Relatives anxious. Relatives claimed to have had no news by 1923

BMH.WS1219 page 87. Sean O'Neill, "Ard na Greine", Ballinamona Park, Tuam, Co. Galway.Adjutant, Tuam Battalion, I.R.A. Irish Volunteers, Tuam, Co. Galway, 1913-1921. ‘In after years I soldiered with some of these men in the I.R.A. and I knew a Fred Foyle who deserted the British Army and who fought an engagement and kept an armoured car at bay in South Galway.’

Recovered by the military at some point

1924 Oct 16. Convicted of Desertion 16 Oct 1924 (service record now reckons from this date)

1927 Jan 6.date of next trial?

1927 Mar 9. Discharged at Barnet for Misconduct (Character Indifferent)

 

British soldiers missing in Ireland