Badge Number: 12048, Sub Branch: Freeling


Service Number: 17461
Enlisted: 2 October 1916, at Adelaide
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 5th Divisional Signal Company
Born: Eudunda, South Australia, 1885
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Granger
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 6 February 1937, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dudley Park Cemetery
South Australia
Memorials: Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

2 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 17461, 5th Divisional Signal Company, at Adelaide
11 May 1917: Involvement Sapper, SN 17461, 5th Divisional Signal Company
11 May 1917: Embarked Sapper, SN 17461, 5th Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sapper, SN 17461
14 May 1919: Honoured Military Medal, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Robert Carroll

Henry Carroll was born 1885 in Eudunda, South Australia. He was raised by his mother Anne Carroll. Soon after him and his mother moved to Prospect. He was 31 when he enlisted into the AIF. On enlistment he stood at 6’2" with dark grey hair and weighed 134lbs. He enlisted October 2nd, 1916.

He was placed in the 5th Divisional Signal Company. On 30 September, 1918 at 4:30am, Henry and another soldier managed to push 4 miles forward to connect a line to the forward battalion headquarters - 3000 yards through enemy fire. Both soldiers were awarded the Military Medal.

On the 22 of April, 1919 Henry was discharged.

He died in 1937 of unknown causes.