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Regimental number15484
Place of birthGlenora, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMacquarie Plains, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 8"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lily May Sweeney, Clonlea, Bush Park, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Margaret SWEENEY
Discharge date26 June 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 April 1919, for onward travel to Hobart; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Hobart, 26 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death17 October 1932
Age at death52
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, SWEENEY Michael

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