Monday 6 August 2012

Private Patrick Sweeney

Born on 27 January 1885 in London, England - son of William Sweeney, Erith, Kent, England - brother of Miss Mary Sweeney, Bexley Heath, Kent, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Horse Artillery (eight years, India); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 July 1915 (number 410201) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 22 September 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 23 September 1916 - wounded on 14 June 1917 - invalided to England on 20 June 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 16 January 1918 - transferred to the 4th Canadian Labour Battalion, CEF, on 22 January 1918 - transferred to the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 13 September 1918.

(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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