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Herbert Denver CARROLL, Jr.

Male 1921 - 1944  (22 years)


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  • Name Herbert Denver CARROLL 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 5 Dec 1921  Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  Ralphs Run (Center Point), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military ENLISTED 11/30/1942  [2, 3
    Pfc, 339 Inf Reg, 85 Inf Div, US Army, WW II (KIA, Purple Heart) 
    Died 3 Nov 1944  Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Florence American Cemetery, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • His obituary, in its entirety:

      DODDRIDGE SOLDIER KILLED IN ITALY

      Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Carroll, of Ashley, Doddridge County, have been officially notified by the War Department that their son, Private First Class Herbert D. Carroll, Co G, 339th Infantry, was killed in action in central Italy on November 3, 1944. He was an assistant machine gunner in a front line infantry company and was struck by fragments of an enemy mortar shell. He was buried with military honors in an American cemetery in Italy.

      Private Carroll was awarded the Purple Heart in August, which he sent home to his parents. He took part in the liberation of Rome. (Elsewhere in this issue appears the poem "Hill 79," which was written by Pvt. Carroll after the battle of Rome.)

      Pvt. Carroll was born Dec 5, 1921, at Ashley. He entered the service on Dec 9 1942, trained at Camp Vandorn, Michigan, and at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, and spent one year overseas.

      Besides his parents, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Dennis, Jack, Gail, Robert, William, Imogene, Norma Lee, Eldra Rae, and Loretta.
    Person ID I28271  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2012 

    Father Herbert CARROLL,   b. 19 Feb 1894, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1972  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Hazel ASH,   b. 10 Mar 1899, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1971, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F10705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Dec 1921 - Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Ralphs Run (Center Point), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Florence American Cemetery, Italy Link to Google Earth
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    Herbert Denver Carroll, Jr.
    Herbert Denver Carroll, Jr.
    Herbert Denver Carroll, Jr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Obituary.

    2. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    3. [S2512] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).