Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY (photo added)

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Rank Gunner
Forenames JACK 'John' PETER
Surname SWEENEY (photo added)
Initials J P
Place of Birth BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA
Date of Birth Sunday, 20 March 1921
Date of Death Friday, 09 June 1944
Age 23
Nationality Canadian
Residence or Entered Service From LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA
Service Number A/3830
Force Canadian Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 4 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, REVIERS
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location IV. G. 15.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph NO EPITAPH
Family Details Son of Edward and Alice Sweeney, and Husband of Nora (nee Snyder) and Father of Diane and Brian Sweeney.

Additional Information

Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY.1

 

 

Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY, before he went overseas.2

 

 

JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY, undated, as a baby.2

 

 

Alice Sweeney, Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY's mother
at his grave in 1953.2

 

 

Gunner JACK PETER SWEENEY'S widow Nora,
his daughter Diane (front centre) and son Brian (front right).
To the left are their cousins (including Margaret Gaunt, front left) .
Photograph taken in 1945, a year after his death in Acton, Ontario.
Diane was 3 years old and Brian 2 years old when their father was killed.1

 

 

Attestation papers for Gunner JACK PETER SWEENEY,
dated 18th March 1940.

 

 

Gunner JACK PETER SWEENEY's service and pay books.

 

 

Telegram notifying Gunner JACK PETER SWEENEY's wife of his death.

 

 

Newpaper article reporting the death of Gunner JACK PETER SWEENEY,
undated, published in Acton Free Press.

 

Gunner JACK PETER SWEENEY's Certificate of Registration of Death.

 

 

Canada's Book of Remembrance.3
Although known as Jack by most of his friends and family
Jack was sometimes referred to as 'John'
on some official documents.

 

 

Guelph Cenotaph, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Acton Cenotaph, Ontario, Canada

 

 

 

 

Gunner JACK PETER SWEENEY's widow, Nora,
died 8 years after he was killed.
 
The newpaper article was published
in the Acton Free Press.
 
Nora now rests in Fairview Cemetery,
Acton, Ontario, Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal Collection for Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY.4

 

 

Friends of Gunner JACK PETER SWEENEY's family,
who have visited his grave to pay their respects.

 

 

Gunner JACK PETER SWEENEY's family.5

 

 

References
1. All photographs and documents, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Margaret Gaunt, niece of Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY.
2. Photograps kindly provided by Jim Turner, cousin of Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY, via Margaret Gaunt, niece of Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY.
3. Canadian Book of Remembrance page, kindly provided by Margaret Gaunt, niece of Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY. Copy of original document available from the Veterans Affairs Canada Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
4. Medal collection kindly provided by Brian Sweeney, son of Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY.
5. An additional memorial page for Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY, compiled by his niece Margaret Gaunt can be found at Find a Grave.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: Margaret Gaunt, niece of Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY.
Individual photograph: Margaret Gaunt, niece, and Jim Turner, cousin, of Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY.
Additional photographs provided by: Margaret Gaunt, niece, Jim Turner, cousin, and Brian Sweeney, son of Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY.
Additional information provided by: Margaret Gaunt, niece of Gunner JACK 'John' PETER SWEENEY and Veterans Affairs Canada Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

 

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What other people have said

Toronto

James Turner

What a beautiful tribute page, with so many thoughtful elements. A treasure for those related to Jack. Jack was my mother's cousin. I have many pictures to add. Would love to exchange with Margaret. Please contact me jimturner@whirlinc.com

On Thursday, September 11, 2014
Baden, Ontario, Canada

Jackie Bleecker

Rest in peace, Gunner John (Jack) Peter Sweeney. We will never forget your sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy today. We owe you a debt of gratitude, dear fallen hero.

On Monday, June 9, 2014
Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Margaret Gaunt

You are not forgotten Uncle Jack

On Sunday, May 18, 2014
Salmon Arm, BC

Dick Mann

May you Rest in Peace, Gunner Jack Peter Sweeney. You will never be forgotten.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

Tricia Oliver

Rest In Peace dear Hero, you left are too soon

On Friday, January 17, 2014
Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Carrie Gaunt

You are my great uncle and although I never knew you I hope you are resting in peace.

On Friday, January 17, 2014
Canada

L. O'Donohue

R.I.P. Gunner JACK PETER SWEENEY, you payed the ultimate price for your Country, you will not be forgotten. Thank you.

On Friday, January 17, 2014
Cambridge Ontario/ Canada

Patricia L. Wootton

A beautiful tribute to a fallen Hero whom we humbly give thanks for service to King and Country. Generations will forever be grateful recipients of his singular sacrifice to benefit all mankind in the free world. Thank you Sir. Eternal Rest be Yours.

On Thursday, January 16, 2014
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Margo Coulter

Rest in peace Gunner Jack Peter Sweeney, you are not forgotten.

On Thursday, January 16, 2014
Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Margaret Gaunt

Rest in peace Uncle Jack ... you are not forgotten. You are always in the hearts of your family.

On Wednesday, January 8, 2014