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John Joseph Carroll

Photograph of Private John Joseph Carroll 26555 (back standing) and Private Terence Carroll 76342 (front seated). Image kindly provided by Dorothy Giles (November 2017). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Private John Joseph Carroll 26555 (back standing) and Private Terence Carroll 76342 (f …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Carroll AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26555 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 January 1892 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 C/-T Carroll, District Surveyor Waimiha AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.J. Carroll (father), Kuaotunu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26555 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Surveyor AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Eye colour, WWI AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWI AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Complexion, WWI AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5ft 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      11st 10Ibs AWMM
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Jack was wounded at Passchendaele on 12 October 1917. After hospital in Boulogne he was sent to London to recuperate and stayed in England for the rest of the war. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Sailed on the Pakeha.

    Studied at Sacred Heart College, Auckland. He remained single and worked at Lands and Survey Dept, Auckland. Excerpt from Jack's letter to his father, J J Carroll of Kuaotunu, from Tooting Military Hospital, London in 1917:
    "I am dropping you a few lines to let you know my whereabouts. I hope you didn't get anyways worried when you got word that I had been wounded. It was nothing serious as it wasn't a very big piece that hit me and missed the bone. It went in a few inches above the elbow, and came out a bit lower down. It happened on the 12th of October at Passchendaele Ridge near Ypres and that night I went down through the dressing stations and was sent on board the Red Cross Train to a hospital at Boulogne. I stopped there for about a week and was then sent across to England where I now am. The rain and mud in Flanders was something terrible. The whole place was like a huge swamp. It took me about six hours to get to the first dressing station and talk about tired and weary after no sleep and little food for three days and two nights. Some of the wounded must have had a very bad time - I mean those who had to be carried out as Fritz used to shoot the stretcher - bearers without the slightest hesistation. In front of where I was there were three of his men running about on the top of the ridge waving a Red Cross flag but if we showed ourselves in the slightest bit it was the signal for a shower of bullets from his snipers and machine gunners. I think we must have had pretty heavy losses, but I expect you will see the casualty lists. I know a lot of my mates were killed and wounded". AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 February 1962 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hillsborough Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      41: 37 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. 4: Includes portrait AWMM

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