Peter Doyle was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland in 1883, the son of Lawrence and Annie Doyle. He was married to Bridget Doyle (née Kelly) on the 25th November 1906 in Liverpool, and they lived at 70 Dryden Street, Liverpool. The family home was at 368 Vauxhall Road, Liverpool however.
He served as a leading fireman in the Engineering Department on board the
Lusitania and was killed when she was sunk. He was aged 32.
His body was never recovered and identified afterwards and as a consequence, he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London. His brother, Fireman John Doyle was also lost on the
Lusitania and he was aged 35 years.
The Liverpool and London War Risks Insurance Association Limited granted a yearly pension to Bridget Doyle to compensate her for the loss of her husband. This amounted to £38-2s-3d (£38.11) which was payable at the rate of £3-3s-7d (£3.17) per month.
Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1911 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, Liverpool Echo, UniLiv PR 13/24, PRO BT 334.