James Drummond Doyle
To rank with but after Sub-Lieutenants in the Naval Forces and with Sub-Lieutenants in the Naval Reserve, according to date of Commission. Victorian Government Gazette, 28 March 1879.
In addition to the officers and regular crew, Messrs. Murray, Houston, Scriber, and Doyle, electricians of the Telegraph department, were on board. The Argus, 7 March 1881
James Drummond Doyle, chief officer at the Spencer street station telegraph office, and electrican in the Naval Torpedo Corps, was one of the electricans on board the Cerberus on the 5th. The Argus, 11 March 1881
James twice declared on oath and later reaffirmed that he has seen a two ounce cartridge of dynamite on the binnacle which may have been placed in the torpedo. Appendix to Torpedo Report.
Name inscribed on the Silver Soup Tureen presented to Paymaster James Arthur Thompson by members of the crew of HMVS Cerberus and the Naval Torpedo Corps connected with the Torpedo Accident in 1881.
photograph courtesy of Shirley & David Joy. Mystery of the Silver Soup Tureen
Resigned as Electrician in the Naval Torpedo Corps. Victorian Government Gazette, 19 January 1884