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Bernard Joseph CARROLL

Regimental number5663
Place of birthWarwick, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinJames W. Carroll, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in H Company, Queensland Volunteer Rifles.
Enlistment date14 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Light Horse Brigade Train, 1st Reinforcement, 12th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1917
Discharge date4 September 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1805 Pte Andrew Michael CARROLL, 3rd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919.
Other details

War service: transferred to 2nd Light Horse Brigade Supply Section, Bir-et-Maler, 19 August 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 19 October 1916 (kicked by horse); discharged to duty, 1 November 1916.

Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, 11 February 1917 (influenza); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 February 1917; discharged to Convalescent Depot, 7 March 1917 (debility); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 4 April 1917 (insomnia, debility); discharged to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 25 April 1917.

Admitted to 28th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 30 April 1917 (insomnia); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 7 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Bulla', 29 May 1917 (on half-pay, family reasons: sudden death of brother; widow with three young children); arrived Melbourne, 8 July 1917, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: shell shock and debility), 4 September 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARROLL Bernard Joseph

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