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Edward Richard SWEENEY

Regimental number1938
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolState School, New Town, Tasmania
ReligionProtestant
OccupationDriver
Address10 Arthur Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinE D Sweeney, 10 Arthur Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceEnlisted in Derwent Regiment 20 February 1906; transferred to 16th Battery AIF 1907.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentTrumpeter
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingHarbonnieres, France
Age at death26.3
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 32), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward Douglas and Oceana SWEENEY, 10 Arthur Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousins: Cpl Robert McCann no. 3786, DCM, 4th ADMT Coy; Pte Walter Alfred Hurst no. 8002, 12th Bn, killed in action Jeancourt, France, 18 September 1918.

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