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- Sweeney, John
|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).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||6 May 1855 Dromtariffe, Cork.|
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.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|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.|
|Musters||1851 Gibraltar & Isle of Wight [WO12-7589].|
|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.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||4 May 1874 Greenough Flats, Lot No. G7 (grant).|
7 Sep 1874 Greenough Flats, Lot No. G8 (grant).
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|