Regimental Number – 438490 – 52nd Battalion, Port Arthur, Ontario

Reg Carroll was born in 1897 in Rolphton, Ontario, on the Ontario- Quebec border, just west of the Ottawa River. It was often said that he enlisted in the Unit when he was 16 years of age. Reg came to Fort William, Ontario looking for work. Most of his siblings did the same. One of his siblings was Herbert Carroll, who eventually became the Post Master of the Fort William Post Office (The Herb Carroll Senior Centre was named after him). Reg was killed in action on April 2, 1917 at Vimy Ridge. Father Reg Carroll, long-time priest of the Thunder Bay Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, was named in memory of Reginald Carroll.


Contributed by Larry Warwick.

Read Reg Carroll’s Attestation Papers through Library & Archives Canada.

See Reg Carroll’s Burial Record through the Commonwealth Graves Commission.

Read Reg Carroll’s entry in the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.