James Doyle’s Tayleur Medal

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This rare Tayleur medal (click here for further details) was awarded to James Doyle for his part in the Enota rescue on 4 November 1869 in Kingstown Harbour.  He was one of three man from the coastguard guardship based at Kingstown to receive the award. Several boats from the Royal George went to the assistance of an upset boat.  The awards from the Tayleur fund were to John Hill Carpenter, £3 and a silver medal, James Doyle blacksmith £2 and a silver medal, William Biss first class boy £1 and a silver medal.

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