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Appointment of Fr Browne as an Honorary Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Class

  • IE IJA J/7/8
  • File
  • 14 March & 25 August 1919; 14 September 1921
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Documents found among the papers of Fr Willie Doyle SJ (with whom Fr Browne briefly served as chaplain), collated by Fr Charles Doyle SJ, concerning Fr Browne. Includes telegrams to Robert Browne, Bishop of Cloyne (14 March & 25 August 1919) concerning Fr Browne & circular letter from the War Office to Fr Browne, St Francis Xavier’s, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, informing him of his appointment as an Honorary Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Class ‘as from 1st Sept. 1921 on which date your commission as a temporary Chaplain to the Forces ceased to have effect.’ (14 September 1921).

Army

Appreciations of Fr Willie Doyle SJ

Original and copies of appreciations of Fr Willie Doyle SJ including letters from General Sir William Bernard Hickie, 16th Division, B.E.F.to Hugh Doyle Esq., Melrose, Dalkey, Dublin (15 December 1917) and to Fr Charles Doyle SJ (14 October 1924); Private M. Murphy, France, (Fr Willie Doyle’s orderly) (22 August 1917).

Hickie, Sir William Bernard, 1865-1950, Major General in the British Army

Article entitled ‘A Chaplain’s Story: Fr. Willie Doyle; A pastor across all divides’

Article entitled ‘A Chaplain’s Story: Fr. Willie Doyle; A pastor across all divides’. Recounts Fr Doyle’s time as an army chaplain in the First World War. Also includes a print-out of pages from a web-site dedicated to Fr Doyle. Accompanied by a note to Fr Fergus O’Donoghue SJ, Province Archivist, explaining their provenance.

Unknown

Article in 'The Commonweal'

Article from The Commonweal entitled ‘Father William Doyle, S.J.’ by Henry Longan Stuart.

Society of Jesus

Biographical information on Fr Doyle

Biographical information on Fr Doyle including a copy of his birth certificate and memorial card.

Irish Province of the Society of Jesus, 1860-

Booklet entitled “Fr. Willie”

Booklet entitled “Fr. Willie”; part of the Irish Messenger series. Subtitled ‘His world-wide appeal and favours attributed to his intercession’. Contains a short reflection on his life and a list of reports from around the world of how Fr Doyle’s intercession, when invoked, benefited those who sought it.

Irish Messenger Office, 1888-

Box with altar requisites used by Fr Willie Doyle SJ

Box with altar requisites which includes missal stand, missal, altar linen, stole (instead of maniple) burse, kneeler and Á Kempis used by Fr Willie Doyle SJ at the front. With box.

Doyle, Willie, 1873-1917, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Carte postale from Fr Frank Browne SJ, Lourdes, France to his brother, Fr William Browne, Bishop’s House, Queenstown, Cork

Carte postale from Fr Frank Browne SJ, Loudres, France to his brother, Fr William Browne, Bishop’s House, Queenstown, Cork with a photograph of Fr Frank Browne SJ and soldiers on the obverse. Individuals are named. Blank carte postale of Fr Browne and and Irish Guards outside entrance to a church in Loudres.

Browne, Francis Mary, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Certificate given to Fr Doyle on his first leave of absence from the Front

Handwritten copy of a parchment certificate given to Fr Doyle on his first leave of absence from the Front in 1916. Issued by Major General W.B. Hickie, Commander of the 16th Irish Division, commending his ‘gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field on April 27th & 29th’.

Hickie, Sir William Bernard, 1865-1950, Major General in the British Army

Copies of photographs of Fr Willie Doyle SJ

Copies of photographs of Fr Willie Doyle SJ, collected by his brother Fr Charles Doyle SJ. Includes image of Fr Willie Doyle SJ, taken in Aberdeen, 1908 by MacMahon, portrait photographer.

MacMahon, Vincent, photographer

Fr Browne’s claim for a military pension

Letter from Fr Francis Browne SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial regarding Fr Browne’s claim for a military pension. Encloses a letter sent to him from the General Secretary of the Ex-Services Welfare Society.

Browne, Francis Mary, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Fr Frank Browne SJ with Fr Joseph Scannell, Arras, France

Fr Frank Browne SJ with Fr Joseph Scannell, Arras, France (1917-8) which includes soldiers in France, destruction in Arras, France and Bishop Keating giving Benediction at Corpus Christ, Warley Barracks, England (1919) , postcards and envelopes. Eight large negatives of Frs Joe Scannell, McShane and Fr Frank Browne SJ, Arras (1918) and bomb damage. Photograph of Fr Frank Browne SJ and Monsignor Joseph Scannell taken post-First World War.

Browne, Francis Mary, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Fr Frank Browne SJ, in chaplains uniform, with members of family

Fr Frank Browne SJ, in chaplains uniform, with various members of his family, including:

  • studio portrait with his brother Fr William and uncle Robert, bishop of Cloyne, 1916;
  • postcards with his brother Fr William, sisters Ellen Mary Browne and Margaret Martin (Cork) and uncle Robert, bishop of Cloyne, The Palace, Spy Hill, Cobh, County Cork;
    • with his brother Fr William, uncle Robert, bishop of Cloyne, sister and other, with motor-car, outside The Palace, Spy Hill, Cobh, County Cork;
  • having afternoon tea with four others;
    • on a bench with four other people [his brother, Dr Browne];
    • soldier with girl, The Palace, Spy Hill, Cobh, County Cork;
  • postcard with photograph on obverse of Fr William Browne aiming a rifle. Note and poem written by Fr William Browne to his brother Fr Frank Browne SJ (28 March 1916 );
  • postcard of Fr William Browne, Fr Frank Browne SJ and their sister, with St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Cork. In the background;

Browne, Francis Mary, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Fr Willie Doyle SJ

William Joseph Gabriel Doyle was born (1873) at Melrose, Dalkey Avenue, Dalkey, county Dublin. Known as Willie, Billie or Sloper (a comic book hero of the time), he was the youngest of seven children of Hugh Doyle, registrar of the insolvency court, and Christine Doyle (née Byrne). Growing up, Willie was devout, caring and cheerful. Educated at Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire, in 1891 Willie followed his older brother Charles into the Jesuits. After two years as a novice, he taught at Clongowes Wood College, where he produced The Mikado and founded the school magazine, The Clongownian. His Jesuit formation included periods in Belgium and England, and further teaching at Clongowes and Belvedere Colleges. After ordination at Milltown Park on 28th July 1907, Willie began work as an urban missionary and retreat giver in Ireland. His positive attitude made him a great success, and he travelled all around the British Isles. He was also the author of best-selling pamphlets on retreats and vocations.

Volunteering as a military chaplain in First World War, Fr Doyle was sent to France with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in early 1916. Within days of his arrival at the Front, he showed himself outstanding in the work of a chaplain. Lt Col HR Stirke noted that Fr Doyle was ‘one of the finest fellows that I ever met, utterly fearless, always with a cheery word on his lips and ever ready to go out and attend the wounded and the dying under the heaviest fire’. Present at the battles of the Somme and Messines, Fr Doyle was killed during the third battle of Ypres on 16th August 1917, while going to the aid of a wounded man near Frezenberg. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial, Belgium. Fr Doyle was awarded the Military Cross, and he was put forward for the Victoria Cross posthumously but did not receive it. Writing to Willie’s father, Hugh, in December 1917, Major General WB Hickie remarks that: ‘I could not say too much about your son. He was loved and reverenced by us all. His gallantry, self sacrifice and devotion to duty were all so well known and recognized. I think that his was the most wonderful character that I have ever known.’

Doyle, Willie, 1873-1917, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letter from Fr John Mulderry

Letter from Fr John Mulderry, Chaplain, 61st General Hospital, Salonica referring to a letter received from [Father Provincial] ‘as
regards your queries I must candidly confess that my evidence (and I told them so in Clonliffe) rests solely an accounts given me by other Chaplains which accounts, rested on rumour...I should have thought the Society would have probed the matter to the bottom’.

Mulderry, John, Roman Catholic priest and chaplain

Letter to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan from T. Stratton, A.P.C., staff officer to Principal Chaplain

Letter to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ from T. Stratton, A.P.C., Staff Officer to Principal Chaplain (R.C.), requesting that Fr Browne remain with the Irish Guards as Commissioned Chaplain. Encloses copies of extracts from letters sent to Fr Browne’s uncle, Dr Browne, Bishop of Cloyne from Dr Keating, Catholic Army Bishop and from Colonel Vesey, Commanding Officer of the Irish Guards referring to Fr Browne’s value and admirable qualities as a Chaplain.

Stratton, T A,

Letters from Fr Browne to the Irish Fr Provincial written from Germany and from Warley Barracks, Essex

  • IE IJA J/7/6
  • File
  • 28 December 1918-6 September 1919
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from Fr Francis Browne SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ, written from Germany (28 December 1918-9 February 1919, 4 items), Bishop's House, Queenstown (Cobh), Cork (27 February 1919) and from Warley Barracks, Essex (10 March 1919-6 September 1919, 8 items) including one describing his daily routine as Chaplain to the Irish Guards (6 May 1919, 6pp).

Browne, Francis Mary, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Letters from Fr Willie Doyle SJ, 1915-1917

  • IE IJA J/2/83
  • File
  • 1 December 1915 - 6 August 1917
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Holograph letters by Fr Willie Doyle SJ from his time with the 8th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, 49th Brigade, 16th Division and the 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusilier’s: at Whitely Camp, Surrey; Bordon Camp, Hampshire; various locations in France. In the main, the letters are addressed to his father, but also his sister Mai. The letters document his time as a military chaplain, firstly at camp in England while preparing for embarkation and secondly, at the front in France. Some of the letters have been transcribed by Professor Alfred O’ Rahilly in his book - Father William Doyle SJ. (1922) http://www.archive.org/details/fatherwilliamdoy00orahuoft
With envelopes and four undated parts of letters.

Includes notebooks written by Fr Willie Doyle SJ at the front (31 March 1916 - August 1917) with the following titles: ‘Bully Beef’ (20 - 29 December 1916); ‘Pork and Beans’ (16 January - 5 February 1917); ‘Bits and scraps for an old man’s breakfast’ (July 1917)’; ‘The Battle of Ypres’ (9 July - August 1917). Includes opening entry - ‘My dear Father, When I posted my letter to you this morning it occurred to me that perhaps if I kept a kind of diary for the next couple of weeks it might interest you and others, even if I had nothing of very great interest to relate (31 March 1916).

Letters from Mr T. Cain and from Michael Harteny

  • IE IJA J/2/96
  • File
  • 26 October 1945 - 21 March 1946
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from Mr T. Cain, Headmaster, Coleridge Street School, Hove, England (26 October 1945) and from Michael Harteny (Sergeant), Kilnagrange, Kilmacthomas, County Waterford (12 November 1945) and on behalf of Christopher Flynn, Delgany, County Wicklow (21 March 1946) to Fr Charles Doyle SJ and Professor Alfred O’ Rahilly concerning their recollections of the date of death of Fr Willie Doyle SJ.

Cain, T

Letters from Willie Doyle, 1886-1896

  • IE IJA J/2/80
  • File
  • 30 May 1886 - 23 August 1896
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Holograph letters and one typewritten letter by Willie Doyle: as a schoolboy in Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire, England to his brother Bob and mother (30 May 1886 - 9 April 1887); as a Jesuit novice at St Stanislaus, Tullabeg, County Offaly to his mother and father, and sisters Mai and Lena (8 August 1891 - 9 July 1892); as a scholastic at Milltown Park, Dublin to his father and brother Bob (31 May - Christmas 1893) and to Brother Cahill on finishing his noviceship (8 June 1893) and at Clongowes Wood College, County Kildare to his mother and father, and brothers Bob and Charles (3 September 1894 - 23 August 1896).

Letters to Alfred O’Rahilly

Letters to Professor Alfred O’Rahilly from various members of the public relating to his book.

O’Rahilly, Alfred, 1884-1969, President of University College Cork

Notes made on Fr Willie Doyle’s early career

Notes made by [Fr Frank Browne SJ] on Fr Doyle’s early career (n.d., 8pp), ‘missionary’ career from 1910 to 1915 (n.d., 17pp) and ‘military career’ (n.d., 11pp) and notes, including extracts from the book (n.d., 9pp).

Browne, Francis Mary, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Pamphlet on "Fr. Willie”

Pamphlet “Fr. Willie” Father William Doyle, S.J. His World-wide Appeal and Favours Attributed to His Intercession, ‘Irish Messenger’ Series.

Irish Messenger Office, 1888-

Pen and Ink-Bottle belonging to Fr Willie Doyle SJ

Pen and Ink-Bottle belonging to Fr Willie Doyle SJ - ‘The Red Dwarf No. 2. Stylograph’ and ‘Swan fountfiller for travellers’. With box.

Doyle, Willie, 1873-1917, Jesuit priest and chaplain

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