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Terence Carroll

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Terence AWMM
  • Surname
    Carroll AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 76342 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 July 1898 AWMM KuaotunuCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    26 Hargreaves Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Carroll (mother), Kuaotunu, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 July 1918 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 76342 AWMM
  • Military service
    3rd Auckland Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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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
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Drowned AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' .25" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      142 lb AWMM
    • Complexion, WWI AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWI AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWI AWMM
      Hazel AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of John and Johanna Carroll

      Attended Sacred Heart College c.1913-1915

      War service: Found guilty by District Court Martial, Trentham, 18 June 1918, of when on Active Service striking his Superior Officer: awarded 28 days' detention.
      Embarked Wellington, 10 July 1918.

      Lost at sea, about 6.30 am, 4 September 1918, when he jumped overboard: delirious as a result of purulent bronchitis.
      Medal: British War Medal

      Parents: John and Johanna Carroll, 18 Telford Avenue, Mount Eden, Auckland. Born at Kuaotunu, Coromandel Peninsula

      Parents: John and Johanna CARROLL (both b. Tipperary, Ireland)

      In 1918 when a man wanted to join the army, he had to have permission from his parents if he was under 21. His two older brothers who were already overseas protested vehemently. Finally Terence's parents said if he passed his Solicitor's General Knowledge examination, he could go. He gave up all sport etc and studied hard and passed with flying colours. It then eventuated that all the paperwork had been filled in and he was just awaiting consent. The day the exam results were published he telegraphed his parents asking them to telegraph their consent, which they supplied.

      When 19 year old Terence left home he rode his horse up the hill and stopped at the top to wave to the family. His mother said "We won't see that boy again". My father's comment: "She always was a bit fey, that one"

      Terence died from influenza on 4th September 1918, aged 20. He was delirious and jumped overboard at 6.30 am. The ship did not go back for him. His records have now been changed from "drowned" to "accident". Some younger family members have been distressed in recent years that the implication was suicide, but my father said they always knew what happened. They knew and believed the stories of the flu, overcrowding, raging temperatures and quick death. They believed all this because they were told by those present - the other men on "Tahiti". AWMM
    • Our family name is wrongly spelled above - should be CARROLL.
      I think the years recorded above for his time at Sacred Heart College are wrong; that these years refer to his cousin Terence Eugene Carroll; that Terence's time at Sacred Heart College was about 1913-15. Public - James Terence Kearney - Other Relative - 23 January 2015 - Family recollection.
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About death

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  • Death
    4 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Provincial Memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mercury Bay World War One Memorial AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      86: 14 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Medical Journal AWMM
      Wilson, N.; Summers, Baker, M. and Rice, G. (2009). A bizarre case of drowning as a result of pandemic influenza (1918 pandemic) Vol 122, No 1302, pp 92-94 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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23 January 2015James Terence Kearney PapakuraOther Relative

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