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Reginald Bernard CARROLL

Regimental number2128
Place of birthAlbury New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCordialmaker
AddressThurgoona Street, Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M L Carroll, Thurgoona Street, Albury, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 14 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 4th July, 1918, in the operation against VAIRE WOOD,east of CORBIE, Corporal CARROLL's conduct was conspicuously gallant. During the advance he controlled his own section and a party of Americans, whose leaders had become casualties, in a particularly able manner. After the final objective had been reached he noticed a small enemy post in front which appeared likely to give trouble. He promptly organised a party, raided the post and brought back prisoners and a trench mortar. Later, he assisted to patrol his Company front and made a daring reconnaissance penetrating far into the enemy territory and bringing back valuable information. He gave a fine example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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