SWEENEY / SWEENY – John 67th and 19th Regiment

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Regiment (s)67th and 19th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2716 – 67th Regiment
3088 – 19th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd April 1846 / 17 years 9 months / Mallow Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Dark / Grey / Brown / Loss of left index finger
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar -3 years 34 days
Length of Service8 years 221 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th February 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Kanturk Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Fermoy
1858 1st Cork
1860 2nd Woolwich
1861-1889 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
12th May 1874 Increased to 1/2d 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 Birthc1828 Coolclough Kanturk Cork 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
B 1836 (deduced) Mallow Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage6th May 1855 Dromtarriff Cork Ireland  (John Sweeny)
Children by 1st WifeWilliam bap 13th December 1857 Annakissy Cork Ireland
D 18th May 1895 Western Australia
bur Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Hannah B 1860. She joined the order of St. Joseph of the Apparition on Monday 5th January 1891 and was given the name Sister Mary of Carmel
D 19th January 1900 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Ellen / Helen B 12th March 1862 Rottnest Island Western Australia
bap 22nd March 1862
M PASS Henry (Harry) 1885 Greenough Western Australia
D 15th August 1927 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Geraldton (Utakarra) Cemetery Western Australia
Catherine B 1864 Geraldton Western Australia
M BOLTON John Edward 1900 Fremantle Western Australia
D 9th February 1941 North Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Lucy B 1867 Greenough Western Australia  There is no further mention of this child.
Elizabeth B 1867 Western Australia
M RECKNER Julius Henry Musans 1898 Greenough Western Australia
D Not yet known
John B 1869 Greenough Western Australia
D 1963 Geraldton Western Australia
(Patrick) Thomas B 1872 Greenough Western Australia
D 2nd June 1945 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
Honora B 4th May 1874 Greenough Western Australia
M OSBOURNE John 1873 Geraldton Western Australia
D 14th January 1934 North Perth Western Australia
bur as Norah Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
NEWMAN William
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Granted Greenough Lot G7
15 acres 3 perches 8 roods
and Lot G8
16 acres 2 perches 2 roods
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesGeraldton Guardian (WA: 1906-1928) Saturday 20th June 1908 – page 2
Geraldton Express Wednesday 24th June 1908 – page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st August 1889 Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
19th June 1908 Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateA copy of Ellen Sweeney’s will is available at the State Records Office of Western Australia (SROWA Cons 3458/1914/147 Ellen Sweeney)
Further InformationLoss of left Index finger from gunshot wound at the battle of Alma.