|Place of birth||Leigh Creek, South Australia|
|Other Names||Sweeney, LA|
|Address||Collie Fields Estate, Collie, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Michael Sweeney, Collie Fields Estate, Collie, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Australian Infantry Regiment Volunteers (2 years)|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||51st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/68/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||51st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*Laurance spelt Lawrence|
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Collie Cemetery, WA|
War service: England.
Embarked Fremantle, 10 October 1916; promoted Acting Corporal, 1 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 December 1916.
Reverts to the rank of Private, 13th Training Bn, Codford, 3 December 1916.
Admitted to Salisbury Hospital, 22 December 1916, and reverts to the rank of Private the same day (cerebro-spinal meningitis); rejoined 13th Training Bn, Codford, 15 February 1917.
Admitted to Fargo Hospital, 27 February 1917; rejoined 13th Training Bn, Codford, 28 February 1917.
Admitted to Fargo Hospital, 1 March 1917; rejoined unit, 2 March 1917.
Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 May 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 21 July 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 25 October 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit: deafness as a result of cerebro-spinal meningitis and debility), 25 October 1917.
Medal: British War Medal.Death attributed to war service.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SWEENEY Laurance Alfred|