William CARROLL
Rank: Private
Number: 2393
Unit: 2nd Battalion KING'S OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 8 May 1915
Age: 20
Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium

William lived with his mother, Mary J Carroll, at 7 Pollitt's Court, Duke Street, Stockport and worked at Goyt Mill. In the early part of 1914, he decided to join the regular army. After six months training and with war imminent, he was sent home and put on the reserve. He was mobilised again in the August, but did not go overseas until 6 March 1915.

He was killed at the Battle of Frezenberg, just two months later. He was originally posted as missing and it would not be until March 1916, that Mrs Carroll received notification from the War Office that he was officially presumed to have died. William's body was never found and identified.

In the early 1920s, when the War Graves Commission collated it's casualty information, Mrs Carroll was living at 8 Temple Bar, Lower Hillgate, Stockport.

   
           
   
     
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