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Henry Almeida


36th Heavy Artillery Brigade

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Procera
  • Planted By: Miss D. Richards
  • Plaque: 716

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Born in Ballarat and a soldier by occupation at RAGA Barracks, Queenscliff, Victoria, Henry Almeida was 30 years and single and had previous military service at Royal Australian Garrison Artillery and Australian Imperial Force when enlisted on the 1st of October 1917 from Queenscliff, Victoria with the rank of Gunner from the Unit Heavy Artillery Group 36. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on the 28th of February 1918 with the rank of Corporal from Unit 36th Heavy Artillery Brigade. Henry Almeida was enlisted as returned to Australia on the 5th of March 1919. Age at death from cemetery records was 33 years and was buried at the Heidelberg Cemetery (Portion Church of England Plot MM, Grave No. 31), Victoria Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 19. His War service was at the Western Front. Embarked Melbourne on the 28th of February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, on the 20th of April 1918, and marched into Australian Heavy Artillery Training Depot, Devonport the same day. Reverts to the rank of Gunner on the 21st of April 1918. On Command at Signal School, Heytesbury on the 5th of June 1918; marched into Australian Heavy Artillery Training Depot, Devonport on the 30th of August 1918. Promoted to Extra Duty Corporal, Australian Imperial Force Depot in United Kingdom, Tidworth on the 15th of September 1918. Reverts to the rank of Gunner on the 3rd of October 1918. Promoted to Temporary Corporal on the 4th of October 1918. Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Nevasa' on the 5th of March 1919; admitted to Ship's Hospital on the 16th of March 1919 (tuberculosis); disembarked Melbourne on the 25th of April 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit) on the 22nd of May 1920. Death attributed to war service on the 25th of November 1920 at the age of 33 years. Tree No:716

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour