Harry Michael CARROLL


CARROLL, Harry Michael

Service Number: 3275
Enlisted: 7 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Irish Town, Tasmania, Australia, 13 December 1890
Home Town: Irish Town, Circular Head, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 19 August 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.1
Plot VII, Row F, Grave No. 12, Serre Road Cemetery No 1, Beaumont Hamel, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3275, 26th Infantry Battalion
13 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3275, 26th Infantry Battalion
13 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3275, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Hobart

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Harry’s mother died when he was not quite 2 years of age. His father Thomas John Carroll at that stage had eight children under the age of sixteen. Harry was killed in action sometime between 19-22 August 1916 at Pozieres. His remains were found near Pozieres during June 1923, with two barely legible identity discs that were returned to the eldest sister, for by then the father Thomas Carroll had died in a horse-riding accident.

His younger brother 4469 Private Thomas Richard Carroll 52nd Battalion AIF, was killed in action only a fortnight later, in the heavy fighting at Mouquet Farm 4 September 1916.

Thomas was listed as missing, for many years, till his remains were also found and given burial in a Military Cemetery during late 1923.