Carroll A N

NAME Carroll MM Alfred Nelson
RANK IN GREECE & CRETE

Private

ON DEMOB

 

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

39590

PRISONER

4357

UNIT IN GREECE & CRETE

28th Moari Battalian, 2NZEF

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE & CRETE

March – 16-17 April 1941

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Captured whilst defending Petras Pass on Mount Olympus (for which action subsequently awarded MM)
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE & CRETE

Salonika (probably)

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

Stalag XVIIIA, Wolfsberg;

 

ArbKdo:  Not known

 

NOTES

1      Original Source:  family communication

2      Recommendation for Military Medal (awarded 29 Nov 1945):
‘In the action at PETRAS PASS, Greece, on 16 April 1941 Private Carroll was armed with a sub-machine gun and continually went out in search of enemy patrols who were threatening to penetrate around the flanks. Later when this had been effected, he went out under heavy fire and successfully stopped the advancing enemy. He was last seen with his gun hunting the enemy.’ (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Carroll, Nelson Alfred. (Ref. WO 373/57/582).

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