1886 Born Shankhill, Antrim
1901 Irish census - the name is too common to find him
1911 census in R Irish Fus stationed in India
1918 Feb 1. MC gazetted. 7991 C.S.M. Joseph Carroll, R. Ir. Fus. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. When all the officers of his company became casualties he took command of his company and led it with great ability. He set a magnificent example of courage and fearlessness under heavy fire.
1919 Oct 22. R. Ir. Fus.—Lt. J. Carroll, M.C., retires, receiving a gratuity.
1920 Sep 22. Joined ADRIC with service no 631. Posted to J Coy
1921 Mar 14. Promoted Section Leader
1921 Mar 14 to 29 Mar on Leave
1921 Apr 30 to 15 May on Leave
1921 Jul 15 to 31 Jul on Leave
1921 Sep 16 to 6 Oct on Leave
1922 Jan 24. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
After ADRIC he joined the Ulster Special Constabulary
1934 Aug 29. R Irish Fus. The notifn regarding Lt J CARROLL, M C (C A 6872), now (61737) in Gazette (Supplement) dated 29th Aug 1934 is cancelled. This referred to him exceeding the age limit and retiring.