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Regimental number1169
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRAGA Barracks, Queenscliff, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 10.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinBrother, W.J. Almeida, 209 Urquhart Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery and Australian Imperial Force
Enlistment date1 October 1917
Place of enlistmentQueenscliff, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialHeidelberg Cemetery (Portion Church of England Plot MM, Grave No. 31), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Husband of Mrs G.H. ALMEIDA. See ALMEIDA 55 as reg no. given as 55/1169.Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria.
Discharge date22 May 1920
Family/military connectionsHad previous period of service with AIF, see 55 Henry ALMEIDA.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918, and marched into Australian Heavy Artillery Training Depot, Devonport, the same day.

Reverts to the rank of Gunner, 21 April 1918.

On Command at Signal School, Heytesbury, 5 June 1918; marched into Australian Heavy Artillery Training Depot, Devonport, 30 August 1918.

Promoted to Extra Duty Corporal, Australian Imperial Force Depot in United Kingdom, Tidworth, 15 September 1918.

Reverts to the rank of Gunner, 3 October 1918.

Promoted to Temporary Corporal, 4 October 1918.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 December 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 14 February 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; admitted to Ship's Hospital, 16 March 1919 (tuberculosis); disembarked Melbourne, 25 April 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 22 May 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death25 November 1920
Age at death33
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALMEIDA Henry

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