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Regimental number1318
Place of birthArmagh, Ireland
AddressCommercial Hotel, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFriend, W Harvey, Commercial Hotel, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1916
Discharge date21 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty by District Court Martial, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915, of being drunk on Active Service: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 28 days' pay.

Admitted to New Zealand and Australian Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, Egypt, 12 August 1915 (injured knee); discharged to duty, 20 August 1915.

Admitted to 25th Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Embros, 24 September 1915 (rheumatism); transferred to St Patrick's Hospital, Malta, 1 October 1915; to England, 31 October 1915, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 9 November 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board 'Ascanius', 17 March 1916; disembarked, 2 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 21 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 July 1927
Age at death54
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARROLL James

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