Daniel O’Neill Sweeney

Sweeney-DanielName     Daniel O’Neill Sweeney

Number    984

Battalion   Sergeant in the 2nd Pioneer Battalion originally 21st Battalion

Place of Birth   Charlton

Next of Kin His father, Charles Sweeney Bridgewater Upon Loddon

Date and place of enlistment   Ouyen 29/1/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 20 years and 7 months, 5’11”, 140 pounds, black eyes and black hair.

Religion   Roman Catholic

Occupation State School Teacher

Date and place of death He contracted He died in Australia on 19/7/19

Location of memorial

He was buried in Katoomba Cemetery NSW

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He is believed to have lived in Meeniyan

Military History

  • He is believed to have attended Meeniyan State School.
  • He is on the Meeniyan and Meeniyan State School Honour Roll
  • He had been in the 73rd Infantry Rangers in the militia
  • 29/1/15 He enlisted in Ouyen
  • 10/5/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses
  • He disembarked in Egypt
  • 29/8/15 He proceeded to Gallipoli
  • He was admitted to hospital as he contracted tuberculosis at Gallipoli
  • 27/11/15 He was evacuated to Egypt
  • He rejoined his unit
  • 11/3/16 He was transferred to the 2nd Pioneer Battalion
  • 26 /3/16 He embarked Alexandria for France
  • 10/4/16 He was sick in hospital
  • 13/4/16 He was invalided to England
  • 26/6/16 He embarked on HMAT Euripides for Australia
  • 24/9/16 He returned to Australia and was discharged from service as medically unfit
  • 14/7/19 He died of tuberculosis
  • His brother Neil was killed in action in France in 1916.

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