PERSONAL DETAILSJohn SWEENEY (Sweeny).
Birth date and place22 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-WALabourer.
Shoemaker.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place6 May 1855 Dromtariffe, Cork.
SpouseEllen NEWMAN.
ChildrenHonora, 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 place21 Aug 1889, Greenough, Western Australia.
Burial date and placeAug 1889 Greenough R.C. Cemetery, Western Australia (see sidebar).
Will and ProbateLetters 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 place22 Apr 1846 Mallow, Cork.
Service/CampaignsGibraltar 3 years 34 days.
Crimea.
Musters1851 Gibraltar & Isle of Wight [WO12-7589].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place27 Feb 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service8 years 221 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1455/76.
Post Discharge ResidenceKanturk, Cork.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictFermoy (1855) 1st Cork (Oct 1860). 2nd Woolwich (Nov 1860). Western Australia (Jan 1861).
Pension Amount9d. per diem. Increased to 1/2d. per diem on 12 May 1874.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipPalmerston.
Departure and Arrival10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Farmer.
Land Grant/Purchase4 May 1874 Greenough Flats, Lot No. G7 (grant).
7 Sep 1874 Greenough Flats, Lot No. G8 (grant).
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.