Doyle, Carlo J., 1787-
Major-General Carlo Doyle was born in Warsaw in 1787 (his Godfather was the Emperor). He joined the British Army’s Coldstream Guards in 1803. He saw war service in the Peninsula War against Napoleon, and was present at critical battles for Corunna, Talavera, and other actions. In 1809 he was mentioned in dispatches to the Military Secretary of the Commander in Chief in London, by the Honorable Sir Arthur Wellesley KB (later to be the Duke of Wellington) who was writing from Castello Branco. In 1813 he was Military Secretary to Lord Hastings, the Governor-General of India. He also served in the campaigns against the Pindaries and Mahrattas in India, 1817-8.