James Thomas Carroll

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Sep 10, 1888

Born in Trenton, Ontario to James and Susan (nee Conlon) Carroll.


Apr 3, 1918

Sworn into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF under the Military Service Act (MSA) of 1917 in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 3057700

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs. Susan Carroll, mother, Trenton, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Machinist

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


Apr 17, 1918

Embarked the Troopship Toloa in Halifax, Nova Scotia as part of the Depot Battalion’s 4th Draft of 2 officers, 8 sergeants and 192 privates.

Apr 28, 1918

Disembarked in England and proceeded to the Seaford Camp.  On arrival there the entire draft was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion.


Sep 12, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion and disembarked in France and proceeded to the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples.  On arrival he was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion.


Sep 16, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Aubin St. Vaast.


Sep 18, 1918

Left the CC Rein C to join the battalion.


Sep 19, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion’s rear details as part of a draft of 24 reinforcements.  The main part of the battalion was in the front lines near the Drocourt-Queant Line.


Oct 11, 1918

Less than 1 month after joining the battalion, Private Carroll was killed in action while advancing on the German lines near Avesnes-le-Sec. 

Niagara Cemetery
Iwuy France

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his sister, Mary Carroll, Trenton, Ontario. 

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. Susan Carroll, at the same address.

James Carroll is honoured on the gate of the Fraser Park in Trentio, Ontario


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