1894 Oct/Dec Born Londonderry Robert Matthew James H Boyle son of a Presbyterian minister
1911 census he is in Mullaferry Co Mayo, near Killala. aged 16. Born County Londonderry, son of a Presbyterian Minister.
1912 He signed the Ulster Covenant in Portrush County Antrim, giving his address as the Manse, Killala, County Mayo.
1915 Apr 30 . Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 12th Battalion (Reserve)— The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants: Robert Matthew Boyle
1915 Apr 30. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.) (unless otherwise stated) are transferred to Ser. Bns., with seniority shown against their names: —R. Innis. Fus.—R. M. Boyle (from, a Res. Bn.).
1916 Feb 11. Lands in France
1917 Aug 26. R. Innis. Fus. The undermentioned to be temp. Capts.:— Temp. Lt. R. M. Boyle.
1918 Mar 9. R Inniskilling Fus. The undermentioned temp. Capts., from Serv. Bns., to be temp. Capts. with seniority specified against their names: — R, M. Boyle, M.C. 26 Aug. 1917.
1918 Mar 21. Posted missing. POW
1918 Jul 8 MC gazetted T./Lt. Robert Matthew Boyle, R. Innis. Fus. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led two machine-gun sections with great skill in an attack, and contributed materially to the success of the advance by putting several hostile machine guns and snipers out of action. He displayed magnificent courage and leadership.
1918 Dec 8. Repatriated.
1919 Mar 16. Inniskilling Fus. Temp. Capt. R. M. Boyle, M.C. relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Capt
1921 Feb 4, Joined ADRIC with Aux. no. 1635.
1921 Feb 13. Posted to N Coy, Meath
1922 Jan 16. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC
1923 Jul 13. Present at the funeral of Brigadier General Ambrose Ricardo in Northern Ireland. He is described as Adjutant of Ulster "B " Special Constabulary in Derry City
1951 Jan 1. MBE gazetted. Captain Robert Matthew Boyle, M.C., Assistant Staff Officer to Inspector General, Ulster Special Constabulary. Hinton Park, Londonderry.
10th Skins Old Comrades list into the 1950's.