Cleeland, Henry Charles

Henry Charles Cleeland
b: 1877
d: 17 Oct 1953
Henry was signed up in the Victorian Permanent Artillery. He was registered as Absent Without Leave on the 19th of Jun 1902.

His attestation papers have "Deserted 19 Jun 1902" scrawled over the top. He appears to have joined in 1900 (the handwriting is hard to read). His medical report is dated March 30th 1900. The report lists his height as 5\' 10", his complexion as fair, eyes as brown and hair fair. His religion is listed as CofE. The report says he has a scar on his right shoulder.

"1st Witness. No1056 Sergeant J L Smythe, No 2 company, Victoria Regiment, Royal Australian Army, being duly sworn states :-
At Victoria Barracks Melbourne, on the 19th June 1902, I was Orderly Sargeant. No 1223, Pr H. C. Cleeland VRAA was on leave till [unreadable] to the company sargeant Major on duty. No 1223 Pr H. C. Cleeland has not since returned and is still absent without leave from his Commanding Officer.

The Witness Withdraws"

"Declaration: The Court having carefully considered the evidence declare that No 1223 Pr H. C. Cleeland No 3 Victoria Regiment Royal Australian Artiller absented himself without leave from his Commanding Officer on the 19th of June 1902 and that he is still absent and has not since returned. There are no deficiencies in his kit."

--- BARRIER MINER (Broken Hill) 18 December 1931 ---


Alderman H. O. Cleeland, who was last night elected Mayor, to-day took over office from Alderman Dennis, the retiring Mayor, who was at the Town Hall introducing the new Mayor and

clearing up business. One of the first to congratulate Alderman Cleeland this morning on his elevation to office was Mr. M. A. Davidson. Minister for Public Works.

Alderman Cleeland was born at Epp- ing. Victoria, and carne to Broken Hill in 1902 for a holiday, but decided to stay. He obtained work underground at the South mine, but was only in this job six months when a water famine caused the closing of the mines. When tho British mine reopened after the famine he obtained work as a mill hand with a promise to be worked in at his trade as a carpenter if oppor- tunity presented itself. He eventually

got work as a carpenter and has been following his trade ever since. He served for three terms as president of the Carpenters and Joiners\\' Society, and represented that society at the 1925 conference in Melbourne with the Mining Managers\\' Association in re gard to wages and conditions. He has represented his union on the B.D.A.A.L.P. and on the Industrial Council. Alderman Cleeland has ser red in the Council for four and a half years, and has represented the Coun cil at three Local Government Asso ciation conferences.

--- BARRIER MINER (Broken Hill) 23 Dec 1912 ---


Shortly after 10 o\\'clock last night, a four roomed wood and iron house sit- uated in Argent-street North, was to- tally destroyed by fire.

The owner and occupier of the prem- ises; Mr. Henry Cleeland, was opening a window in one of the rooms when he accidentally upset a kerosene lamp and caused the fire.

The Central Fire Brigade under D. O. rainborn was quickly on the spot, but it was found that the scene of the fire was outside the reticulation area. The private house fire service of the manager of the Junction North, how- ever, proved a valuable aid in tho em- ergency. This was brought into use, and the flames were extinguished. An adjoining house was, for a time, men- aced, but escaped damage.

Mr Cleeland\\'s house was insured for £100, and the furniture for £80.

--- BARRIER MINER (Broken Hill) 17 October 1953 ---
Former B.H. Mayor Dies

The death occurred at the Hospital this morning of Mr. Henry Charles Cleeland, of 700 Argent Street.

Mr. Cleeland was well known in civic and industrial circles.

He served for 17 years as an alderman and was Mayor for two and a half years.

He was a member of the Building Trades Union and delegate to the Trades Hall Trust and the Barrier Dis- trict Assembly of the A.L.P. He was also a member of the Loyal United Brothers M.UJLO.O.F. Lodge.

Mr. Cleeland was a vete- ran of the Boer War and World War I. and was a member of the Returned Soldiers\\' League.

Born at Melbourne, he came to Broken Hill as a young man and worked at the British Mine. After 18 years he transferred to the North Mine, and later .work- ed for Haunstrups Ltd. He retired two and a half yean ago.

He leaves a widow and one daughter (Mrs. J. R. Hill).

Requiem- Mass for the re- pose of his soul will be cele- brated on Monday morning at 7 o\\'clock at the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, Mur- tón Street, North Broken Hill. The funeral will leave the church at ll a.m. for the Catholic Cemetery.

Baker Sc Woodman have charge of the arrangements.

--- BARRIER MINER (Broken Hill) 19 Oct 1953 ---
Funeral of Mr. H.C.. Cleeland

The funeral of Mr. Henry Charles Cleeland took place this morning. The cortege left the Church of St. Peter and Paul, Murton Street. North Broken Hill, at 11 o\\'clock for the Catholic Cemetery. Father T. O\\'sulli- van officiated at the grave- side. Bearers were: Messrs G. D. Harris, C. Rehn, N. Parry, P. Neagle, J. Lyons, and P. Grossole. The follow- ing representatives were present: Alderman W. Riddi ford (Citizens of Broken Hill), Mr. G. D. Harris (B.D.A.L.P.), Messrs. J. Lyons, N. Parry, B. Clarke. P. Neagle (Building Trades Union\\'), Messrs. J. Harding, G. Carroll (M.U.I.O.OF Loyal United Lodge), Mr P Jolly (R.S.L..), Mr. C. Rehn (Boer War Veterans), Mr. E. P. Brady paid the Tribute to the Fallen, and Bugler J Keenan sounded the Last Post and Reveille. Baker and Woodman had charge of the arrangements.
  • 1877 - Birth -
  • 17 Oct 1953 - Death - ; Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
William Ford Cleeland
1798 (Approx) - 25 Aug 1868
Charlotte Minnis
1800 - 29 May 1851
Henry Charles Cleeland
1877 - 17 Oct 1953
Sarah Jane Moore
ABT 1845 - 1910
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Francis Moore Cleeland
Birth1833Killinchy, County Down, Ireland
Death1923 Malvern East, Victoria, Australia
Marriage6 Mar 1860to Sarah Jane Moore at Australia
FatherWilliam Ford Cleeland
MotherCharlotte Minnis
PARENT (F) Sarah Jane Moore
BirthABT 1845Victoria, Australia
Death1910 Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia
Marriage6 Mar 1860to Francis Moore Cleeland at Australia
FatherJohn Moore
MotherEllen Carroll
MHorace Edwin Cleeland
Birth1878Glen Eden, Victoria, Australia
Death1957Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia
Marriage17 Oct 1907to Lillian Susannah Morton at Morphett Street Methodist Church, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
FAnnie Cleeland
Death6 Jul 1923
FIsabella Cleeland
Death23 Sep 1943234 Cardigan St, Carlton
Marriage7 Apr 1892to Frank Hill Kilborn at St Judes Church, Carlton
FEliza Moore Cleeland
Death28 May 1939South Road, East Brighton, Victoria
Marriageto Unknown Wearmouth
MWilliam Ford Cleeland
Death14 Sep 1930Launching Place, Victoria
Marriageto Sarah
MFrancis David Cleeland
Death2 Aug 1945Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marriage28 Mar 1889to May Carigg at Winton
MJohn Cleeland
FEmily Jane Cleeland
Birth1871Murchison, Victoria, Australia
Death1885Carlton, Victoria, Australia
FSarah Jane Cleeland
BirthABT 1873
Marriageto Cunningham
FCharlotte Minnis Cleeland
Death1959Sandford, Victoria, Australia
Marriageto Ferguson
MHenry Charles Cleeland
Death17 Oct 1953Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage1906to Catherine Alice Foreman at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
MArthur Herbert McCartney Cleeland
Death1937Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Marriageto ?
MGeorge Frank Hudson Cleeland
Death1931South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
FFrances Maude Cleeland
Death4 Jan 1944
Marriage1899to Arthur Hedley Gaudin
MReginald Percival Cleeland
Birth3 Aug 1884Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Death12 Aug 1948Heidelberg, Victoria
MarriageJun 1912to Amy Alice Arlette Young
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Henry Charles Cleeland
Death17 Oct 1953 Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage1906to Catherine Alice Foreman at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
FatherFrancis Moore Cleeland
MotherSarah Jane Moore
PARENT (F) Catherine Alice Foreman
Death1955 Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage1906to Henry Charles Cleeland at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
FVera F Cleeland
Birth1906Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Descendancy Chart
Henry Charles Cleeland b: 1877 d: 17 Oct 1953
Catherine Alice Foreman b: 1885 d: 1955
Vera F Cleeland b: 1906