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 Tracey Thomas Sweeney Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 25th Battalion Regimental Number: 470981  Rank: Private Date of Birth: October 26, 1891 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, N.S.   Date of Enlistment: December 10, 1915 Place of Enlistment   Halifax Address at Enlistment: HMCS Niobe Age at Enlistment: 24 Height: 5 feet. 9 inches Prior Military Experience: 16 months of HMCS Niobe (received discharge December 7, 1915) Trade: 1st Class Stoker Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Mother) Nellie Sweeney, Yarmouth, N.S.   Tracey Sweeney first enlisted with the 64th Battalion at Halifax in December 1915. In England he was transferred to the 25th Battalion,  Enemy artillery shelled Bois Carre and it was in this attack that Tracey Sweeney was killed. Date of Death: July 24, 1916 Cemetery: Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium (Plot: III. R. I.)   Ridge Wood Military Cemetery Ridge Wood was the name given to a wood standing on high ground between the Kemmel road and Dickebusch Lake. The cemetery lies in a hollow on the western side of the ridge and the position was chosen for a front line cemetery as early as May 1915. The first graves were from the 2nd Royal Irish Rifles and similar groups were made by the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Canadian Battalions and the 9th Durham Light Infantry at the times when they occupied this sector. The cemetery contains 619 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. Commemorated on Page 170 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 18 Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 342)  
  Private Tracey Thomas Sweeney 
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