James Sweeney was the son of James and Cecilia Sweeney. James was born in Derryherriff, Dunfanaghy, County Donegal about 1894. The family were farmers.James Sweeney moved to live in Dungannon and worked as an assistant bread-server in the employment of Messrs. Inglis & Co, at Dungannon. James Sweeney joined the army on the outbreak of war. Private Sweeney was serving with the Army Service Corp. He was with the 272nd M.T. Company (attended XIV Corps Heavy Artillery). Private James Sweeney was killed in action on Tuesday 10th April 1917.