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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:White
First Name:John
Rank:Gunner
Birth Date: 27-07-1865
Branch:Victorian Navy

John White

Gunner

  • Entered 16 February 1885
  • Promoted Warrant Officer 20 August 1892.
  • Chief Gunner (Commissioned Warrant Officer) 17 September 1909
  • Lieutenant 1 January 1914
  • Lieutenant Commander 1 January 1922
  • Retired December 1922.

John White's diary while in China (from the 31 July 1900 to 5 November 1900) was donated to the State Library of Victoria by his son William and grand-daughter, Margaret McDonald.  View John White's Diary


 

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 R C  5' 9"  39"  Prop  Dark L. Blue  Right arm  

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.


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


* 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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