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Private 3616

57th Battalion


Charles Sweeney of Bridgewater upon Loddon

Bendigo 15/7/15

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

Roman Catholic


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

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

He had some connection to Meeniyan

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.



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SWEENEY, Neil John

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