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Thomas Anthony Carroll

Head and shoulders photograph of Sergeant Thomas Anthony Carroll 2134. Image kindly provided by Dorothy Giles (November 2017). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Head and shoulders photograph of Sergeant Thomas Anthony Carroll 2134. Image kindly provided by Doro …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Anthony AWMM
  • Surname
    Carroll AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tom AWMM
  • Service number
    2134 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 January 1906 AWMM KuaotunuCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 18 Telford Avenue, Balmoral, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W.L. Carroll (wife), 18 Telford Avenue, Balmoral, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    27 December 1939 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married on final leave, 27 December 1939, at Good Shepherd Church, Telford Ave, Balmoral Auckland AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2134 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 27 September 1939 AWMM Inspector/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5ft 11inches AWMM
    • Weight, WWII AWMM
      14st 9 Ibs AWMM
    • Complexion, WWII AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Came back to NZ with 1st Furlough Draft on "Nieuw Amsterdam" in 1943. Spent some time in Auckland Hospital with a knee injury. Army pay ceased from 1 January 1944. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 18 NZ Battalion "C" Co reverting to Private at own request. Special Duty Company, Another year again rose to Sergeant. Transferred to Special Public Duty Relations when rose to Sergeant again.

    3 years with 1st Auckland Territorials.

    Attended Sacred Heart College, Auckland. Graduated LLB at Auckland University in 1930. Because of the scarcity of work during the Depression he spent some time in Queensland in the 1930's. With war imminent he returned to New Zealand to see his family, intending to return to Australia. War broke out while he was on his way to NZ so he enlisted there. His fiance then came to NZ and they were married on 27 December, 1939 in Auckland. He embarked at Wellington 9 days later. Three of his older brothers had enlisted for WW1, and he was a first day enlistment for WW2. After the war the family lived at Awakino Point, near Dargaville. They had 3 daughters and 2 sons.

    After the war, he purchased a dairy farm at Awakino Point, Dargaville. Became involved with Northern Wairoa Co Op Dairy Co, eventually becoming chairman, and remained so for many years. On 27 June 1968 was elected to NZ Dairy board. On 15 October 1976 he was awarded OBE for his services to the dairy industry. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    21 March 1989 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Swanson Public Cemetery, Swanson. Roman Catholic Area, Old Row X, Plot 27 AWMM
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  • Obituary
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20 September 2019SarahChristchurchResearcher

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