Thomas Patrick Carroll was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement on 4 August 1916 at the age of 20. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916. In early February 1917 he joined the 8th Battalion in France, but within a week he had been wounded in action. He suffered a mild gunshot wound to the face, but was able to return to duty a month later. On August 25th 1918 he was wounded for a second time when he suffered severe gas poisoning and was admitted to hospital in France. After the war he returned home on the Orontes, disembarking at Melbourne on May 24th 1919.
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