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Regimental number8003
Place of birthCreswick, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address35 Canning Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, W McSweeney, 35 Canning Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Field Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentM
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 23 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date2 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7964 Brigade Quartermaster Sergeant William McSWEENEY, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 2 December 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsStreet address number incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 25 Canning Street.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McSWEENEY John

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