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Sydney Francis SWEENEY

Regimental number6854
Date of birth15 February 1896
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMill hand
AddressZeehan, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.6
Height5' 7.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Daniel Sweeney, 44 Solley Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 91st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date14 August 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Discharge date19 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 16 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 19 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 March 1961
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, SWEENEY Sydney Francis

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