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John Leonard SWEENEY

Regimental number4915
Place of birthWalcha, New South Wales
SchoolCockatoo Flat Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWalcha, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height6' 0"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Sweeney, c/o J N Uhria, Walcha, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. I), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Bernard and Bridget SWEENEY; husband of Mrs. B. SWEENEY, Fitzroy Street, Walcha, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 56th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Sailly-sur-la-Lys Cemetery by Reverend J.J. Kennedy, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SWEENEY John Leonard

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