Leading Aircraftman Edward John CARROLL

Service No: 21072
Born: West Maitland NSW, 22 January 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 April 1940
Unit: RAAF Station Rathmines NSW
Died: Ground Accident, Rathmines, 16 February 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) General Cemetery NSE
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gordon John and Minnie Meldrum Carroll, of Wallsend
Roll of Honour: Wallsend NSW
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Catalina Base Memorial, Rathmines NSW
Remembered: The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall, Sandgate NSW

On 16 February 1942, Leading Aircraftman Carroll was electrocuted while cleaning appliances in the Airmen’s Mess.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 21072
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


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