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M2/104601   Private James Sweeney
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 272nd M.T. Coy, Army Service Corp (British Army)
Died: 10/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Summary      
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Achiet-le-Grand Comm Cemetery Extension
  Achiet-le-Grand, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave IV-K-12
CWGC Casualty 295756
Summary      
Achiet-le-Grand is a village 19 kilometres south of Arras, on the main road from Arras to Bapaume (N17).
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1 1901 Census lists Sweeney family Lists James as age 7 living with the family at house 20 in Derryharriff Glebe, Creeslough, Donegal
2 1911 Census lists Sweeney family Does not list James as living with the family at house 20 in Derryharriff Glebe, Creeslough, Donegal
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