Staffordshire, Caverswall (St Peter) Churchyard Extension

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SWEENEY, Charles Henry

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Private Charles Sweeney drowned at Mucomir, Gairlochy, whilst serving at the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry.
A newspaper report shows that  he died along with another soldier, Private Kenneth Drysdale [see below], whilst fishing from a boat with 15 yr old John McKay, the son of a local water baliff from Kilmonivaig. The report states that it appears they lost an oar whilst manoeuvring the boat  into a suitable spot near Mucomir Falls on the River Lochy and got carried away into the swirling water.  

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