John Carroll V.C.Print Page
Plaque on grave commemorates John Carroll who won a Victoria Cross during World War One.
In June 1917 in the Battle of Messines Ridge, he rushed an enemy trench and bayoneted four men, then rescued a comrade who was in difficulties. Later in the advance he attacked a machine-gun crew, killing three men and capturing the gun, and, in spite of heavy shelling and machine-gun fire, dug out two of his mates who had been buried by a shell explosion. During the battle his battalion was in the line for ninety-six hours and Carroll `displayed most wonderful courage and fearlessness` throughout. He was awarded the Victoria Cross.
|Address:||Railway Parade, Cemetery Roman Catholic KA 658, Karrakatta, 6010|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.968611|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||07-June-1917|
|Actual Event End Date:||07-June-1917|