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William Herbert Carroll was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 57th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement on 12 September 1916 at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916. On May 28th 1917 he joined the 57th Battalion in France but in July he was wounded in action when he received a shell wound to his neck. He was evacuated to hospital in Bristol, England, rejoining his unit in early January 1918. On April 5th 1918 he was wounded again, this time sustaining a gunshot wound to the back. He was again evacuated, first to the 1st Australian General Hospital then to the Connaught Hospital at Taplow, England. He returned to Melbourne in May 1919, disembarking from the Orontes.
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