People on board
Michael Carroll was born on the 12th of February 1893 in Kilmacud, south Dublin. He was the eldest of the five children of Thomas Carroll and Bridget Doyle, only four of whom were alive in 1911. Thomas Carroll was a Labourer, sometimes a ‘Herd’, and had been born in Co Wicklow, as had his mother, Bridget Doyle. Thomas died in November 1904 leaving his widow with four children under the age of eleven. In the 1911 census Michael, then aged eighteen, was a ‘Plumbing Apprentice’, while sixteen year old John was a ‘Gardener Apprentice’.
He was presumably returning from leave with his family when he travelled on RMS Leinster on the 10th of October 1918. He did not survive the sinking but his body was recovered in the Isle of Man. He is buried in Kirk Patrick Holy Trinity Churchyard in Glenfaba on the Isle of Man, with a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone. Also buried in the same churchyard are Private Arthur Lott and Private George Lutton who were also on RMS Leinster.