Ernest John SWEET

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SWEET, Ernest John

Service Number: 1999
Enlisted: 22 June 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, July 1892
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Moreland State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Ironmonger
Died: Wounds, 38th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 21 November 1916
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Heilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 18), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France, Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1999, 21st Infantry Battalion
26 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1999, 21st Infantry Battalion
26 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1999, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
18 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1999, 21st Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt, GSW multiple. DoW 38th Casualty Clearing Station

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Sarah Sophia Sweet, of 10, Cooraminta St., Brunswick, Victoria, Australia.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From AWM Summary

1999 Private (Pte) Ernest John Sweet, 21st Battalion from Brunswick, Victoria. A 21 year old ironmonger prior to enlisting on 22 June 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 3rd Reinforcements from Melbourne on 26 August 1915 aboard HMAT Anchises. He joined the 21st Battalion at Gallipoli on 12 October 1915 and later also deployed with them to France in March 1916. He was wounded in action at Mametz Wood, France on 18 November 1916 and died of his wounds on 21 November 1916. Pte Sweet is buried in the Heilly Station Cemetery, France.

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