Daniel O'Neill SWEENEY


SWEENEY, Daniel O'Neill

Service Number: 984
Enlisted: 29 January 1915, Ouyen, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Charlton, Victoria, 1894
Home Town: Cowangie, Mildura Shire, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School teacher
Died: Died of Illness (tuberculosis), New South Wales, 16 July 1919
Cemetery: Katoomba General Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Bridgewater Memorial Hall & Honour Roll, Cowangie Avenue of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 984, Ouyen, Victoria
10 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 984, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 984, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 984, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
14 Sep 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 984, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, m/u

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Biography contributed by Rod Jonasson

"...984 Sergeant Daniel O'Neill Sweeney, 21st (later 2nd Pioneer) Battalion, originally of Bridgewater-on-Loddon, England. Sgt Sweeney enlisted on 29 January 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ulysses (A38) on 8 May 1915. After service at Gallipoli, Turkey, he was invalided to Egypt and over the following nine months he was hospitalised in France and England. He returned to Australia on 24 June 1916 as an invalid and was discharged medically unfit on 14 September 1916. He died on 16 July 1919 as a result of the lung disease he contracted at Gallipoli. Sgt Sweeney is buried in the Katoomba General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)