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Acting Capt William Carroll MC, 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment KIA May 2017


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Just wanted to say thank you to the following, for all their help in tracking down Bill's history:

@alf mcm

@PRC

@Dave66

@David_Underdown

@HarryBrook

@Ivor Anderson

I now have a pretty comprehensive view of his military service, from signing on in 1898 to being KIA in May 1917. And @Ivor Anderson the RIR Military History was a great find! How did you find that?

 

I'm now going to set about trying to find the service record of my Great Uncle Tom - William's older brother who is mentioned in the 1917 Probate Calendar as his Executor - but as he was a Private with a very common name, I might not be so lucky!

 

Thanks again to you all!

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I have the 1st Battalion RIR History book and just looked up the index. :) TBC's name, regiment & service number are in his brother's biography.

 

Private Thomas Boyd Carroll disembarked 17 February 1915 with the 9th Battalion South Lancashire Fusiliers (2998). He was awarded the 1914-15 star as well as the war & victory medals. He was discharged on the 15 April 1918 as 31572, 2nd Garrison Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

The Western Front Association have his pension card: https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=61588&h=1019534&tid=&pid=&queryId=7ea8c29b25ec2be0c2afce33f366bf14&usePUB=true&_phsrc=AHE5431&_phstart=successSource

He was given a silver war badge, so he must have been discharged due to wounds or ill-health. Medal Index card (free) off Ancestry:

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On 30/10/2020 at 13:44, Ivor Anderson said:

Private Thomas Boyd Carroll disembarked 17 February 1915 with the 9th Battalion South Lancashire Fusiliers (2998). He was awarded the 1914-15 star as well as the war & victory medals. He was discharged on the 15 April 1918 as 31572, 2nd Garrison Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

The Western Front Association have his pension card: https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=61588&h=1019534&tid=&pid=&queryId=7ea8c29b25ec2be0c2afce33f366bf14&usePUB=true&_phsrc=AHE5431&_phstart=successSource

He was given a silver war badge, so he must have been discharged due to wounds or ill-health. Medal Index card (free) off Ancestry:

Thanks one again @Ivor Anderson.

Sorry for the delay in replying - the email notification had been dumped in a SPAM folder on the ISP server.

Will pursue further.

I vaguely remember my nan saying Great Uncle Tom was gassed like my grandad and had purple scars on his hands.

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