|PERSONAL DETAILS||Alexander SWEENEY|
|Birth date and place||c. 1819 Newtown Cunningham, Donegal, Ireland|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|See Muster below (1841, 1851).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 10½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place||2 Jun 1849 St James Church, Jamestown, St Helena.|
|Spouse||Margaret Anne YOUD (widow of ? Beale).|
|Children||John Alexander b. 1849 (d.1850), Jamestown, St Helena.,|
James Charles b. 1851, Jamestown, St Helena (no birth/baptism record found).
George b. 1865, Perth, Western Australia.
Possible births of other children outside Western Australia.
|Death date and place||3 Jan 1896 Fremantle Barracks ?, Western Australia.|
Click here for previous suicide attempt in August 1895 [Cons 527-1895-2125].
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Daily News 18 Jan 1896.|
WA Record 18 Jan 1896.
|Regiment(s)||3rd Battalion, Royal Artillery, 6th Company.|
Royal Invalid Artillery.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#940 Gunner & Driver.|
|Attestation date and place||29 Mar 1838 Buncrana, Donegal.|
|Service/Campaigns||St Helena 8 years 3 months.|
Crimea 6 months.
|Musters||1841 Guernsey & Jersey [WO10-1818].|
1851 St Helena [WO10-2076].
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Four Good Conduct Badges.
|Regimental Courts Martial||Imprisoned 23 Sep to 24 Nov 1840. Offence unknown.|
Imprisoned 20 Dec 1844 to 1 Apr 1845. Offence unknown.
Eleven? entries in the Regimental Defaulters Book (punished summarily).
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||21 Sep 1859 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||21 years 10 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1351/135.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Woolwich.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Woolwich (1859-1860).|
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Assistant Warder, Convict Establishment (see sidebar).|
Assistant Light Keeper.
Foreman & Storeman, Mason, Bird & Co. Timber Station, Canning Hills.
Enrolled Guard from 10 Jan 1887 to disbandment on 31 Mar 1887.
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 6 Apr 1887.|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|