A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC and other headstones -
- Totland -
- St Saviour's RC Church M Carroll -

Location

In St Saviour's Churchyard, Totland, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

Standard CWGC headstone

Memorial

Totland St Saviour's RC Church M Carroll headstone
 
Inscription


18124 BTY.QMR.SERJT.
M CARROLL
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
27TH JANUARY 1918 AGE 35
+
R.I.P.



 

Further Information

CWGC record ...
 
BQMS Carroll was shot dead by another Warrant Officer in a dispute. The other soldier was acquitted of murder. Details of the case can be found in the Isle of Wight County Press and Isle of Wight Mercury issues of February 1918.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, February 8, 1918 Page 3

Freshwater Tragedy Case.
RARE METHOD OF PROCEDURE.
With reference to the case of C.Q.M.S. Henry Samuel Shead, D.C.L.I., of Freshwater, who was remanded to Portsmouth Prison for a week by the Isle of Wight County Justices on Saturday, on a charge of murdering B.Q.M.S. Michael Carroll, R.G.A., by shooting him at Golden Hill on Sunday, the 27th ult., it has been found that time does not permit of the usual magisterial inquiry if the bill of indictment is to arrive at Winchester in time for the Hants Assizes which opened yesterday (Thursday). It has therefore been decided that the trial at the Assizes shall proceed on the Coroner's inquisition - a very rare method of procedure - which charges the accused man with manslaughter in accordance with the verdict of the Coroner's jury.

 


 
 

 
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