Joseph Sweeney served from 1939 to 1943 in the Royal Artillery (the Territorials), the R.A.O.C. and R.E.M.E., surviving the sinking of the HMT Lancastria in June 1940. From 1943 he was seconded to O.E.T.A. (Occupied Enemy Territory Administration) before being discharged in 1946. He then joined the Colonial Education Service, working as an education officer in Kongwa, Tanganyika, 1956-1958. He emigrated to Canada in 1968.
Photocopied transcript of Tales from the African Bush, a memoir of Sweeney's service in Kongwa, Tanganyika.
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Sweeney | Joseph F. | fl 1956-1994 | colonial education officer
Education | Sierra Leone
Education | Tanzania
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World War, 1939-1945 | Naval operations, British
Tanzania | Description and travel