ID number P02939.022
Collection Photograph
Object types
  • Black & white
  • Landscape
Date made c 1917
Physical description
  • Black & white
  • Landscape

Description

Studio portrait of Lance Corporal (LCpl) John Carroll VC, 33rd Battalion. LCpl Carroll was awarded the Victoria Cross as a private (Pte) for "most conspicuous bravery" on 7 - 10 July 1917 at St Ives, France. As soon as the gunfire lifted during an attack, Pte Carroll rushed the enemy's trench and bayoneted four men, he then continued on discovering a machine gun and a team of four men in a shell hole. He attacked the team, killing three of the men and capturing the gun. He later managed to rescue two of his fellow soldiers after they were buried by a shell explosion. Pte Carroll was wounded twice before returning to Australia in August 1918 for discharge.