Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
|First Name:||William Waters|
| Birth Date: ||15-07-1876|
William Waters Davies
At the Newport Workshops last Monday, during lunch-hour, Mr. Morrison, foreman of the erecting shop, presented (on behalf of the employes of the erecting shop) a wristlet watch and bushman's knife to Mr. W. W. Davies, of Newport, as a token of esteem, and in memory of the many happy days spent together. Mr. Davies suitably responded. Mr. Davies has been a resident of Newport for the past 29 years, and was a member of the old Victorian Navy. Latterly he held a commission as lieutenant in the 69th Battalion, and had charge of a company at Werribee. He resigned to go as a private in the A.I.E. Forces and is now a corporal in the ninth of the 23rd reinforcements.
Williamstown Chronicle of 7 August 1915.
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* 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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