Joseph Cyril Carroll was born in 1901 in Ireland and fought on the Republican side in the War of Independence. He was imprisoned in Dublin before leaving Ireland in 1922.
He jumped ship in Sydney in 1924 and became an apprentice engineer at Mort’s Dock, rising through the ranks until he was able to run his own company in Pyrmont – the Anaesthetic and Portable Machine – until he retired in 1963.
Carroll was an Alderman for Phillip Ward and the Municipality of Darlington from 1948 to 1953. His interests were politics and horse racing. In 1994 he led the St Patrick’s Day Parade.