William Norman (Snow) CARNALL


CARNALL, William Norman

Service Number: 2006
Enlisted: 28 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Prahran, Victoria, Australia, October 1897
Home Town: Oakleigh, Monash, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 July 1918
Cemetery: Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2006, Melbourne, Victoria
18 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2006, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2006, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
23 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2006, 29th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by Jenny Jacobe

"...2006 Private William Norman Carnall, 66th Battalion, of Duntroon, ACT. A grocer prior to enlisting in July 1915, Pte Carnall embarked from Melbourne with the 29th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements on board HMAT Ballarat (A70) on 18 February 1916. He arrived in England in April 1916 and after further training arrived for service in France on 23 June 1916. In November he was hospitalised with trench foot and sent back to England for recovery and furlough. In April 1917 he was transferred to the 66th Battalion and remained in England for training until October 1917 when he was returned to France. Pte Carnall, called "Snow" or "Snowy" by his mates,because he had fair hair, was killed in action on the evening of 23 July 1918 when a shell exploded in a dug out at Morlancourt in which he and others were waiting in reserve. Pte Carnall was 20 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)