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Daniel James Sweeny was born in Ballarat and enlisted from Ballarat West on 17th August 1914. He was unmarried, 24 years old and a horse breaker. He joined the 5th Infantry Battalion on the 17th August 1914, with Regimental No. 885. He was killed in the trenches on 7th December 1916, and his name is recorded on the Villers¡Bretonneux Memorial, France.
Tree No. 41, an elm, was planted in the Ballarat Avenue of Honour by Miss R. Wilson, a 'Lucas Girl', on 4th June 1917.