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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Kenyon
First Name:William
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Birth Date: 30-09-1844
Branch:Naval Reserve/Brigade

William Kenyon

William Kenyon, born Rye, Port Philip Heads (also shown as “The Heads”), Victoria, Australia, September 30, 1844; son of Richard and Jane Courtney Kenyon; baptized December 21, 1849 at St. James Parish, Melbourne; his mother, Jane, later remarried, in 1853, to John Penlington; his mother indicated to the Police Department at Melbourne, in early 1865, that Kenyon had been in the Victorian Naval Brigade; boarded the CSS Shenandoah at Sandridge, sometime between 10 and 11 p.m. on the night of February 17, 1865; shipped as private, Confederate States Marine Corps aboard the cruiser, February 18th, 1865, at the rate of $18.00; placed his mark against his name; left the vessel at the end of her cruise, in November, 1865, at Liverpool, England.

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Died 13 November 1915
 
The headstone of William Kenyon & his son William R. Kenyon states:-
 
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM
DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
SARAH C. KENYON
DIED 13TH NOV 1915
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM R
DEARLY LOVED SON OF ABOVE
26TH FEB 1902
AGED 24 YEARS
ALSO ANNIE E. M. S.
WIFE OF J. W. McDOUGALL
AND DEARLY LOVED DAUGHTER OF ABOVE
DIED 1ST SEP 1923.
AGED 42 YEARS
SARAH CAROLINE KENYON
DIED 20TH JUNE 1939
AGED 92 YEARS.
RE-UNITED
 
Details courtesy of Frank Noonan

 


* 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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