Timothy SWEENEY

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SWEENEY, Timothy

Service Number: 190
Enlisted: 19 March 1915, Hughenden, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Keelnebrack, Ireland, 20 March 1887
Home Town: Hughenden, Flinders, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 6 July 1916, aged 29 years
Cemetery: La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 190, 26th Infantry Battalion, Hughenden, Queensland
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 190, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 190, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 190, 26th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Aberfoyle Park High School

Timothy Sweeney was born on the 20th of March 1887, in Keelnebrack, in the county of Kerry, Ireland. He had one sister, Mary Sweeney who resided in Ireland. This was his next of kin. Prior to enlisting in service, Timothy was a shearer. On the 19th of March 1915, Timothy Enlisted for service in Hughenden, Queensland. The last unit that Timothy Sweeney was involved in was the 26th infantry battalion, He was in the ‘A’ Company as his squadron and his rank was that he was a private. While he was over in Gallipoli he had no illness. Timothy ended up dying of wounds in the war on 6th July 1916 aged 29 years old. 

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