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Ivan Robert CARROLL

Regimental number1415A
Place of birthWangaratta, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAidim Merthyr Road, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs A A Carroll, Aidim, Merthyr Road, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1415
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'Showed great gallantry while in action near ZONEBEKE on 26th September, 1917. He obtained some very useful information while on patrol work and under very heavy fire delivered several very important messages, when other communications had failed. His coolness and courage throughout the action greatly inspired all the men around him. He is a particularly gallant soldier and one to whom his comrades look in in an emergency.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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