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

1902 Feb 23. Born Aston, Warks

1902 Mar 12. Baptised

1911 census at 4 Ba 78 Main St Birmingham

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.’

1924 Sep 27. in military custody Scarborough

1924 Oct 16. Convicted of Desertion (service record now reckons from this date) & sentenced to 6 months detention

1926 Dec 14. In military custody Scarborough (20 days in custody)

1927 Jan 6. Sentenced to 18 months detention (12 months remitted) at triail in Scarborough

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

1979 Jan/Mar Died Birmingham aged 77

British soldiers missing in Ireland