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William Almeida : 21-September-2012
William Almeida : 21-September-2012

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Memorial drinking fountain commemorates William Almeida.

In 1924 , William Almeida, a bank teller, staggered out of the bank shortly after closing time bleeding from a bullet wound. He lurched after one of the robbers and bailed him up with a pistol forcing him to return inside. He handed the captive over to a bystander and then collapsed. Despite the efforts of two Hampton doctors and a Collins Street specialist he died.


Address:Linacre & Hampton Streets, Triangle Gardens, Sandringham, 3191
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.94215
Long: 145.001517
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:28-November-1924
Actual Event End Date:28-November-1924


Front Inscription

Erected in memory of William C. F. Almeida of the Commercial Bank, Hampton who nobly gave his life in defence of his trust - 28th Nov., 1924, aged 22 years.

A tribute from the Bank Officials` Association & his many associates.

Source: MA,RUMV
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