Flying Officer Neville CARROLL

Service No: 27513
Born: Stirling West SA, 14 March 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 August 1940
Unit: No. 196 Squadron (RAF), RAF Shepherd’s Grove, Suffolk
Died: Air Operations (No. 196 Squadron Stirling aircraft LK193), North Sea, 2 April 1945, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leonard Neville Carroll and Sarah Elizabeth Carroll; husband of Linda May Carroll, of Camden, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Mount Barker SA
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Stirling LK193 took off from RAF Shepherd’s Grove at 2230 hours on the night of 2 April 1945, detailed to carry out a night operations container drop in Denmark. The aircraft was observed flying very low in a north easterly direction, and it crashed in the North Sea and exploded close to shore off Cromer, Norfolk. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LK193 were:

Flight Sergeant Arthur O Bennett (1677898) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flying Officer Neville Carroll (27513) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer Jack Grain (1310833) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Gilbert Hughes (1577301) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Reginald Ernest Marshall (1448835) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Stanley James Verse Philo (1319259) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/849


Holmes, Steve with Ken Scott Sherlock’s Squadron: The Incredible true story of the unsung RAF heroes of World War II, John Blake Publishing, London UK, 2013

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