Thomas Patrick “Tom” Doyle


BIRTH: 17 February 1885
Chippendale, NSW
DEATH: 18 March 1951 Sacred Heart Hospice Darlinghurst, NSW
DEATH: 18 March 1951
Sacred Heart Hospice Darlinghurst, NSW

OCCUPATION: Clerk, Unionist, Member of Parliament

RESIDENCE: Abercrombie St Chippendale, NSW, 1900; Sir John Young Cres, Lower Domain, Sydney, NSW, 1907


  • Eastern Suburbs RU 1904
  • Albion RU (North Coast NSW) 1905
  • Sydney RU 1906, 1907
  • Hartley RU 1908
  • Western District RU 1908
  • Country RU 2nds 1908
  • Western District RU v Great Britain RU (Reserve) 1908
  • Hartley District RU 1909
  • Wests RL First Grade 1910
  • Eastern Suburbs RL 1912 (Trials)


Thomas “Tom” Patrick Doyle was born at Chippendale, an inner suburb of Sydney. He was the son of a train driver who tragically died in 1907 while driving his train at Otford on the NSW South Coast.

Thomas Doyle was educated at St Benedict’s school, Chippendale and St Mary’s Cathedral school in Sydney NSW. It was noted that he had  played rugby union.

An article from the Sunday Times in January 1914 gives the following summary of Tom Doyle’s football career;

“Mr. T. P. Doyle played up to half a dozen years ago as a First Grade footballer for Sydney District and Eastern Suburbs. Four years ago he was one of the representatives of the Combined Country against the Combined City. This is after he went to Lithgow, where he was first president of the Lithgow Branch of the Federated Iron Workers of Australia.”

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