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William Henry SWEENEY

Regimental number645
Place of birthYarram Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressYarram Yarram, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Patrick Sweeney, Yarram Yarram, Victoria
Enlistment date25 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 451 Pte Patrick Joseph SWEENEY, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915; 1449 Pte Cornelius James SWEENEY, 15th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death1 December 1954
Place of burialYarram Cemetery

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