From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Doyle, Sir Charles William, C.B., military officer, was born in Ireland. Entering the army in 1793 as Lieutenant of the 14th Foot, he was actively employed for upwards of thirty-seven years in Holland and Flanders, the Mediterranean, the West Indies, Egypt, and the Peninsula. He distinguished himself in the Peninsula by his capture of Bagur in 1810, and his defence of Tarragona in 1811. He was appointed Commander-in-chief of the army of reserve raised and disciplined at Cadiz during the siege. Sir Charles attained the rank of Colonel in 1813, Major-General in 1815, and Lieutenant-General in 1837, and received the decorations distributed to the officers who served in the allied armies in the campaigns against Napoleon. He died in 1843.
42. Biographical Dictionary: Rev. Hugh J. Rose. 12 vols. London, 1850.
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