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John Bernard CARROLL

Regimental number2119
Place of birthCo. King, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address122 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 6.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss A Carroll, 122 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Place of enlistmentDandenong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1916
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn at Gallipoli, 5 August 1915. Wounded in action, 11 August 1915, and admitted to Australian Casualty Clearing Station (bomb wound, arm). Admitted to Hospital Ship 'Neuralia', 12 August 1915; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 16 August 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 16 August 1916. Rejoined unit, 4 November 1915. Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 22 December 1915 (bullet wound, right hand); transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital (Lemnos); embarked on HS 'Carisbrooke Castle', 9 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 11 January 1916, and admitted to 21st General Hospital, 11 January 1916; transferred to Ras el Tin Convalescent Depot, 13 January 1916; discharged to duty, 7 February 1916; rejoined Bn, Serapeum, 22 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 31 March 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 22-25 July 1916; admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head, chest, shoulder and hand); died of wounds, 25 July 1916.

Buried at Warloy-Baillon Military Cemetery by Rev S.J. Gosling (1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment).

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

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