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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*


Last Name:Bock
First Name:John
Birth Date:
Branch:Victorian Navy

John Bock

"John Bock was so badly injured in the course of his duties in Cerberus during 1883, that he was still under treatment for his injuries a year later, and the authorities were endeavouring to obtain some form of light employment for him although he received no compensation from the government."

excerpt from Deeds not Words by Wilson P. Evans, Hawthorn Press 1971

* 1853 is given as the commencement date for the Victorian Navy as this is the year that Commander Lockyer (RN) went to Britain to superintend the building of HMCS Victoria.
Although the Victorian Navy ended in 1901 the career of Cerbeus etc continued. In 1910 the new ships started arriving & manning levels increased.

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