Monday 6 August 2012

Lance-Corporal John Francis Sweeney

Born on 22 August 1872 in Liverpool, England - husband of Ethel Sweeney, Pembroke, West Bermuda - brother of Elizabeth Smith, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as groom; married; no current military service; previously served with the 8th Kings Liverpool Regiment (twelve years).

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Prospect, Bermuda, on 20 August 1915 (number 410637) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 29 December 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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