Regimental number1279
Place of birthForth, Tasmania
SchoolFrancis Xavier High School, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSoly Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, Mrs F Gorey, Solly Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 42), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Daniel SWEENEY. Native of Ulverstone, Tasmania