Andrew John Sweetman

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In History
  • Andrew John Sweetman Born

    Andrew John Sweetman Born
    Sweetman was born in Kilmore later moving to Shepparton where he ended up enlisting to war.
  • Britain declares war on Germany

    Britain declares war on Germany
    On the 4th of August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany
  • Turkey Enters the war on Germany's side

    Turkey Enters the war on Germany's side
    Turkey entered the war on Germany's side. Ultimately resulting in the Gallipoli landing later.
  • Awarded 1914-15 Star

    Awarded 1914-15 Star
    Sweetman was awarded the 1914-15 star as he fought as an officer against enemy European forces during 1914 and 1915
  • Awarded British War Medal

    Awarded British War Medal
    He was awarded the British War Medal because he was an officer in the Australian Imperial Force
  • Anzac's Withdraw from Gallipoli

    Anzac's Withdraw from Gallipoli
    Anzac's evacuate from Gallipoli after seeing 8,709 Australians die in the battle.
  • Anzacs Lands At Gallipoli

    Anzacs Lands At Gallipoli
    The Anzac's land early in the morning at Gallipoli where 8,709 ended up dying
  • Sweetman's enlistment

    Andrew Sweetman enlisted on the 26th of July 1915 in Shepparton at an age of 23 as a telegraphist
  • Embarkment

    Embarkment
    He embarked on-board the HMAT A40 Ceramic from Melbourne, Vic with his unit (2nd divisional signal company) as an Officer
  • Fighting still going on the Western Front

    Fighting still going on the Western Front
    The battles are still being fought at Passchendaele, Ypres, Pozieres and Bullecourt with Sweetman included.
  • Australian troops capture the town of Villers-Bretonneux

    Australian troops capture the town of Villers-Bretonneux
    The Australians captured the town that lies in France killing aout 1200 Australians
  • The Battle Of Le Hamel

    The Battle Of Le Hamel
    Australian and US troops dig in together and successfully attacked German Forces who were surrounding the town.
  • World War I Ends

    World War I Ends
    The Armistice is signed between Army's ending the war.
  • Awared Victory Medal

    Awared Victory Medal
    Sweetman was awarded the Victory medal to commemorate victory over central powers
  • Received Military cross

    Received Military cross
    Sweetman received the Military Cross medal for 'conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a heavy barrage of high explosive and gas shells, this officer went out in the dark with his linesmen, and remained out patrolling the lines and repairing breaks until the afternoon, thus enabling communication to be almost uninterruptedly maintained.' - Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
  • Sweetman Returns to Australia

    Sweetman Returns to Australia
    Sweetman finally arrives back in Australia after being in the 2nd Divisional Signal Company for 4 years.
  • Life After War

    No information on Sweetman's life after war could be found. Let's just say he lived happily ever after
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    WW1 / Solider Andrew John Sweetman