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Regimental number2715
Place of birthLancefield, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNeerim Junction, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.25"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Carroll, c/o Construction Works, Neerim Junction, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Discharge date26 October 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to Anzac Advanced Base, Mudros, 18 November 1915; joined 7th Bn, Sarpia Camp, Lemnos, 20 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 8 January 1916, of insubordination: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 8 January 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order in giving a false answer to an NCO: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 14 February 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Serapeum, 14 February 1916; to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 14 February 1916; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 17 February 1916 (injury to knee); to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 29 February 1916l to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 23 March 1916 (synovitis, knee); to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 31 March 1916 (displaced cartiege).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Itonus' for operation, 10 June 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 18 July 1916; discharged, Melbourne, 26 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARROLL Edward

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