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Number Private 3616

Battalion 57th Battalion

Place of Birth Quambetook

Next of Kin Charles Sweeney of Bridgewater upon Loddon

Date and place of enlistment Bendigo 15/7/15

Physical details on enlistment Age 24 years 4 months,
5'6", 9 stone 6 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair.

Religion Roman Catholic

Occupation Farmer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Armentieres on 22/9/1916

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He had some connection to Meeniyan

Military History

He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll?
He attended St Patricks school Ballarat
he had been in the senior cadets
He was rejected at first because of defective teeth.
15/7/15 He enlisted
29/12/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Demosthenes
He was originally in the 21st Battalion, then the 60th Battalion and then transferred to the 57th Battalion
21/4/16 He was taken on strength to the 57th Battalion
28/4/16 He was in hospital with influenza.
15/5/16 He returned to his unit.
17/6/16 He embarked Alexandria
23/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
27/9/16 He was killed in action
His effects were a religious medal, money belt, 5 buttons, 3 badges and letters
His father received all his medals, his plaque and scroll.


SWEENEY, Neil John

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