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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Fowler
First Name:John P.
Birth Date: 00-00-1829
Branch:Volunteer Naval Brigade - Williamstown

John P. Fowler


Served 1863 - 1871

Source Victorian Naval Brigade 1860 - 1871 courtesy of Tom Corfmat, Victorian Colonial Infantry Association Inc.


Mentioned as Lieutenant in the Victorian Government Gazette, 20 January 1865.


Thought to be ineligible to join new Naval Reserve and sought to transfer to Williamstown Artillery.

Williamstown Chronicle, 20 April 1871


FOWLER.—On the 12th inst., at his residence, 22 Strand, Williamstown, John Fowler, late captain Williamstown Volunteer Naval Brigade, aged 66 years. A colonist of 45 years. The Argus, 13 December 1895


Obituary in the Williamstown Chronicle, 14 December 1895.

* 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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