The Men

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W Y

CARROLL, GEORGE HENRY

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Date of Death:
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Rank:
Service No:
Date of Death:
Age:
Regiment/Service:
Grave Reference:
Text on stone:

Corporal
5337571
17/09/1944
27
Devonshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
II. A. 4.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning We will remember them

Additional Information:
Son of George Paul and Florence Elizabeth Carroll, of Bethnal Green, London.

Died in the opening battle of Market Garden, on the road toward Valkenswaard.

I’ve made an exciting discovery today whilst helping my Mum clear cupboards at her house. We found a package that would have been my Dad’s enclosing 2 regimental photographs. My Mum is 86 and has no idea what is in many of the cupboards in her house!

Studying the shape of the badge  it is possible that is from the Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales) but I am no expert. My Uncle enlisted in the Royal Berkshire Regiment and was later in the Devonshire Regiment.

I attach copies of the 2 photos in the hope that you can identify the badge.

The soldier in question is 4th from the right in the bottom row (according to writing on the back of the photograph) on photo 2, he looks nothing like the soldier in another regimental photo I have which I have identified as his brother Patrick. He does, however, have a slight resemblance to my Dad, but that could be wishful thinking.

The same soldier is sitting on the right of the middle row of the 1st photo.

Original gravesite along the road from Belgium towards Valkenswaard.