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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Stewart
First Name:Charles Alfred
Rank:Chief Surgeon
Birth Date: 28-10-1855
Branch:Victorian Navy

Charles Alfred Stewart L.R.C.S.

Chief Surgeon

Born in HOBART 30 October 1854.

Lived at Evandale (Morvan) Tasmania with his father, Dr. Robert William STEWART.

Married the daughter (Eliza BERRY) of Sir Graham Berry MLA Victoria in 1883.

Lived at Williamstown.

Dr. Charles died at Macarthur, Victoria, 16 Dec. 1915, aged 61.

Details courtesy of Barry Wilson. (Great Grandson of Charles Stewart)


According to his Death Notice he was Fleet Surgeon C.A. Stewart, L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S., Husband of Eliza Stewart (nee: Berry). - Teresa Bragg












 Prot  5' 8½"  40"  Prop  Fair Blue    

From Volunteer Listing kept by CPO Goding & held by grandson Lawrence Dilks, Williamstown. Compared with China Contingent List. Prepared by Ada Ackerly, Directory Williamstown Museum, c 1987.

Listed in the Victorian Defence Forces List 1 September 1887.


Profile in The Australian Illustrated Enclclopaedia of The Boxer Uprising 1899-1901, Justin Corfield, Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae Australia, 2001.

Staff Surgeon 7 september 1885

Fleet Surgeon 22 February 1901

Unattached list (RANR) 1 October 1905



Constructed a portable knapsack water filter for use in China. The Argus, 24 July 1900






* 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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