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Harry Kenneth Sweeney Rank: Private Service No: F/5207 Regiment/Service: Lincoln and Welland Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: November 19, 1920   Place of Birth: Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS   Date of Enlistment: April 23, 1942   Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS   Address At Enlistment: Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS   Age at Enlistment: 21   Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Weight: 125 lbs.  Complexion: Ruddy Eyes: Brown   Hair: Black Trade: Farmer   Martial Status: Single   Religion: Roman Catholic   Next of Kin: Mrs. Margaret Sweeney [Mother] Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS   Private Sweeney was the son of Harry K. Sweeney and Margaret Sweeney.  He was the brother of William, Arthur, Francis, Dorothy, Helen, and Margaret Sweeney.  One brother served overseas as a mechanic with the RCAF.  Prior to his enlistment he worked with his father on the family farm.  He was taken on strength with Lincoln and Weland Regiment at Aldershot, NS.  He served in Canada between April 23, 1942 and July 16, 1943. He proceeded overseas and arrived in England on July 19, 1944 and proceeded to France where he disembarked on July 25, 1944. He was killed in action while serving in France. Date of Death: August 10, 1944 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Calvados, France) Grave Reference: XIII. C. 2. The 110th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial (Kenneth H. Sweeney on the Yarmouth War Memorial) [Harry Kenneth Sweeny on some official records] Commemorated on page 457 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 2   Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada    
Harry Kenneth Sweeney
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