by ehistoryadmin on October 9, 2018

Leinster Leader 22 January 1927

Brigadier-General John W.V. Carroll

The death is announced of Brigadier-General John William Vincent Carroll, C.M.G., D.S.O., which occurred on Sunday, after a long illness, at the residence of Mrs. C.H. Hill, Madeley road, London.

Brigadier-General Carroll was the eldest son of the late Mr. Frederick M. Carroll of Moone Abbey, County Kildare, and was born in 1869. He was educated at the Oratory School and in 1891 entered the Army, being granted a Commission in the Norfolk Regiment. He saw a great deal of active service. He served in West Africa – Northern Nigeria – from 1895 to 1899, and was awarded two medals and six clasps, was mentioned in dispatches, and promoted Brevet-Major.

In the South African War he served with the Mounted Infantry, and was awarded the Queen’s medal and three clasps, subsequently commanding that branch of the Service in Egypt in 1909, and again as Lieutenant-Col. in South Africa a year later.

On the outbreak of the Great War he was given command of the 7th (Service) Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment, which he held until 1915, and for distinguished service in France, he was mentioned in dispatches and made C.M.G. He commanded the Russian force at Morjegorskaia from March 1919, and was decorated with the D.S.O., St. George’s Cross and the St. Vladimir Order of the 4th Class. Brigadier-General Carroll was a fine sportsman, being well-known in steeplechasing, riding, polo and hunting circles.

He was married in 1901, to Barbara, younger daughter of the late James Tisdell Woodroffe, C.S.I., and his eldest daughter, Florence Pat, married in 1921, Lieutenant-Colonel C.B. Browne, C.M.G., D.S.O., late of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

The late General’s brother, Colonel F.F. Carroll, D.S.O., late Royal Army Medical Corps, is recovering from a sharp attack of influenza at his London residence in Kensington.

Re-typed by Kevin O Kelly



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