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Edwin Irwin SWEENEY

Regimental number2490
Place of birthBungendore New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBungendore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, Patrick Sweeney, Bungendore, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 470 Pte Clement SWEENEY, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.
Date of death5 May 1961
Place of burialBotany Cemetery

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