SWEENEY / SWEENY – Alexander Royal Artillery 3rd and 4th Battalions

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NameSWEENEY / SWEENY – Alexander
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery Invalid Detachment 3rd Battalion 6th Company and 4th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1612
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th March 1838 / 19 years 5 months / Buncrana Donegal Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10½ in
Fresh / Blue / Light brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationSt. Helena – 8 years 3 months
Crimea – 6 months
Length of Service21 years 10 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 20th September 1859 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Woolwich Kent England
Pension Districts1859 – 60 Woolwich (transferred to Tilbury Fort)
1861-1896 Western Australia. (Sweeny)
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1818 All Saints Newtown Cunningham Donegal Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
YOUAD Margaret
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJames Charles B 1851 possibly St. Helena
M SHEA Louisa 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
D 26th June 1922 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
B 1853 Falmouth Cornwall
D 1861 Western Australia
George bap 26th February 1865 Perth Western Australia
D 1871 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
YOUAD J.C.  government auctioneer Island of St. Helena
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Assistant warder Convict Establishment 6 months
Light house keeper Port More November 1882 – January 1884 (John Kelly)
Foreman and storekeeper for Mr. B Mason and Mason Bird and Co. 22 years
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and WA times 23rd September 1870 – page 2
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 6th April 1887 – page 5 Enrolled Guard
The Daily News Thursday 5th November 1891 – page 2
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 11th November 1891-  page 3
The Daily News Saturday 18th January 1896 – page 4
West Australian Thursday 7th March 1912 – page 6
Truth (Perth, WA: 1903-1931) Saturday 29th March 1913 – page 2
Mirror Saturday 8th July 1922-  page 8
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialJanuary 1896 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia (tentative)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
4th November 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationErroneously reported to have died 4th November 1891 (It was his wife who died on this date) See Inquirer 11th November 1891