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The plaque on the 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: -31.973871
Long: 115.793941
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:07-June-1917
Actual Event End Date:07-June-1917
Source: MA,ADB
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