Edward Francis McSweeney VX43944

August 17, 2013

Hello Mac

I am trying to find out how the above Australian Soldier was captured and any details of where he was incarcerated. He was in the 4 Reserve Motor Transport Company which travelled on the “Sibajak” to Singapore in 1941.

Mc Sweeney played for the Australian Rules Club Essendon. I am currently researching all the AFL players who have had war service and would welcome any further detail.

Yours Sincerely
BC Cullen


Edward McSweeney was born at North Melbourne on 10/09/1903 his next of Kin was Maurice McSweeney,

A photo of MS Sibajak is attached.

MS Sibajak sailed from Sydney  in Convoy US 11B on 17/9/1941 arriving at Singapore via Fremantle on 5/10/1941

4 Reserve Motor Transport Company was made up of 22 Corporals and Privates.

Regret I cannot find Edward as a Japanese POW.


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