Alex or Alexander Swiney was born in Emmett, Tennessee, son of Jane Swiney. He was killed in action on 5 October 1918 in France.
He is buried at Cleveland Presbyterian Cemetery Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 7 March 1889
- Date of death: 5 October 1918
- County: Sullivan
- Hometown: Emmett
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company L,, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Argonne, Verdun
- Burial/Memorial Location: Cleveland Presbyterian Cemetery Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia
- Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Middle Panel
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