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James Carroll

Rank: Sergeant
Townland: Clancoole
Town/Village: Bandon, Co. Cork
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Tennelick, Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 1st Batt.; Labour Corps [Rifle Brigade; then Leinster Regiment, 3rd (Special Reserve) Batt.]; {postwar: Army Ordnance}
Regiment Number: 2807; [622756]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

James was born in Tennelick, Abbeyshrule in c.1876*, likely the son of Patrick and Mary Carroll. James married Minnie Grady in Cork in 1915, when he was stationed at the Victoria Barracks in the city.

James enlisted in the Rifle Brigade in Longford in 1895 and served in the Special Reserve Battalion of the Leinster Regiment from 1902. He was re-engaged in 1913 and was in France on active service from 19 January 1915. He was transferred to the Salonika Front on 14 December 1915 and went from there to Palestine and Egypt. He contracted malaria in 1917 while on the Salonika Front. James was transferred to the Labour Corps after the war. He was discharged on 5 April 1919 but re-enlisted in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps and was part of the North Russia Relief Force from 3 July to 23 September 1919.

James's brother, Michael  also served in WW1 but was killed in action in December 1914.

Parents Names: Son of Patrick and Mary Carroll, Tennelick
Notes: *Year of birth given on attestment c.1879

Likey Civil Record of Birth; Civil Record of Marriage

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