Ambrose SWEENEY

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SWEENEY, Ambrose

Service Number: 3950
Enlisted: 16 August 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Manly, New South Wales, 28 April 1892
Home Town: Manly, Manly Vale, New South Wales
Schooling: St Athanasius School, Manly
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Died of wounds, Moston, England, 11 August 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Moston (St. Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3950, 20th Infantry Battalion, Holsworthy, New South Wales
20 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3950, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
20 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3950, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 May 1916: Wounded
4 Aug 1916: Wounded Private, SN 3950, 20th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, 2nd occasion - Shell wound (thigh)
11 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3950, 20th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Sean Keogh

"He was wounded at Pozieres on August 4th during the hop-over. I saw him making his way along a sap from the German line to our old front line. I asked him if he had been "knocked". He said "Yes, I ough to get to Blighty". This is the last I know of him beyond the fact that word came to the battn. later that he had died of wounds. He did not appear bad when I saw him. He belonged to VIII pl. B. Coy. and came from Manly, Sydney". - Pte W.H. Boyd 3916 B. Coy, Etaples 14/6/17

From Ambrose Sweeney's Red Cross file: AWM - Red Cross Wounded and Missing (www.awm.gov.au)

 

 

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Biography

"SWEENEY.- Died from bullet wound received in action in France, Private A. Sweeney, son of Mrs. H, Sweeney, Condamine-street, Manly Vale, aged 24 years." - from the Sydney Morning Herald 23 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)