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John Joseph Sweeney

Printed From: The Gallipoli Association
Category: Roll of Honour of the Fallen - Gallipoli Campaign
Forum Name: Australians who served in units from other countries.
Forum Description: Australian who died whilst serving in foreign units.
URL: http://forum.gallipoli-association.org/forum_posts.asp?TID=1634
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Topic: John Joseph Sweeney
Posted By: Peter Trounson
Subject: John Joseph Sweeney
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 14:10

Original can be viewed at:

http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/commemorative_roll/?Name=john+sweeney&ServiceNumber=&Unit=&Conflict=First+World+War - http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/commemorative_roll/?Name=john+sweeney&ServiceNumber=&Unit=&Conflict=First+World+War


Service number: 8/1384

Rank: Private

Unit: 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment

Service: New Zealand Expeditionary Force

Conflict: 1914-1918

Date of death: 2 October 1916

Place of death: France

Cause of death: Executed (Desertion)

Cemetery or memorial details: Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France



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ANZACPRIDE



Replies:
Posted By: Lone Pine
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2012 at 09:39
Hi

I always thought that Australia and New Zealand did not shoot deserters!!!!  They sent them home in disgrace, so perhaps somewhere along the line it changed.


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Grandaughter of William Pritchard KIA Lone Pine
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Posted By: Peter Trounson
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2012 at 11:18
The Australians never shot deserters but the Kiwis certainly did. This Aussie had the misfortune of joining up with the Kiwis whilst in New Zealand. Not a mistake he made twice.


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