PERSONAL DETAILS John SWEENEY (Sweeny).
Birth date and place 22 Jul 1828 Coolclough, Kanturk,Cork, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Parkhurst Barracks, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England (1851).
See Muster below (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Shoemaker.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 6 May 1855 Dromtariffe, Cork.
Spouse Ellen NEWMAN.
Children Honora, Ireland.
William, Ireland or England.
Ellen b. 1862, Rottnest Island, Western Australia (baptised Fremantle).
Catherine b. 1864, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Lucy b. 1867 Greenough, Western Australia.
John b. 1869 Greenough, Western Australia.
Patrick b. 1872, Greenough, Western Australia.
Elizabeth b. 1875, Greenough, Western Australia (no record of birth found).
Death date and place 21 Aug 1889, Greenough, Western Australia.
Burial date and place Aug 1889 Greenough R.C. Cemetery, Western Australia (see sidebar).
Will and Probate Letters of Administration on behalf of Ellen Sweeney.
[Cons. 3458-1914-147].
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 67th (SouthHampshire) Regiment. 1 Mar 1854 transferred to
19th (1st Yorkshire North Ryding) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2617 (67th) #3088 (19th) Private.
Attestation date and place 22 Apr 1846 Mallow, Cork.
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 3 years 34 days.
Crimea.
Musters 1851 Gibraltar & Isle of Wight [WO12-7589].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Wounded. Battle at the River Alma. 20th September 1856.
Loss of left index finger from a gunshot wound received at the Battle of Alma.
Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 27 Feb 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 8 years 221 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1455/76.
Post Discharge Residence Kanturk, Cork.
Post Discharge Pension District Fermoy (1855) 1st Cork (Oct 1860). 2nd Woolwich (Nov 1860). Western Australia (Jan 1861).
Pension Amount 9d. per diem. Increased to 1/2d. per diem on 12 May 1874.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Palmerston.
Departure and Arrival 10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Farmer.
Land Grant/Purchase 4 May 1874 Greenough Flats, Lot No. G7 (grant).
7 Sep 1874 Greenough Flats, Lot No. G8 (grant).
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.