Urmston WW2 

James Sweeney

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:01st Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:South Lancashire Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Hermanville Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 18th June 1915, the birth being registered during the September
quarter 1915 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/J 32, the son of
James & Caroline Selina Sweeney (nee Royle).

Married Thelma Gilmore in the Barton-on-Irwell Register Office during the
June quarter 1937 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/1416.

1939 National Registration - 19 Falmouth Avenue, Urmston.   James Sweeney -
Married - born on the 18th June 1915 - occ: Motor Wagon Driver.   Thelma
Sweeney - Married - born on the 3rd March 1915 - occ: Unpaid Domestic
Duties.    Anthony I. Sweeney - born on the 21st May 1938 - Under School
Age.   Plus one redacted record at this address.   This will be Anthony's
twin brother - Terrence G. Sweeney.

At 07.25 hrs, the 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Rgt were one of the two
leading assault battalions of the 3rd Division that landed on Queen White
Beach (Sword Beach) on the 6th June.  They lost their C.O. and over 100 men
- one of whom was James.

French M.I. - "In loving memory of my beloved husband James.  Killed in

Memorials found on:
St. Michael's (Flixton)
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