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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Raymond
First Name:William
Birth Date: 00-00-1836
Branch:Naval Reserve

William Raymond



William Raymond in the uniform of the Victorian Naval Reserves c. 1878. Raymond is wearing medals issued for his service with the royal artillery in the crimea. His medals are in the Australian War Memorial collection (pre federation album). The medals below are the crimea medal (left) with Sebastopol clasp and a medal (centre) issued by the colony of Victoria for long and efficient service and the Turkish Crimea medal.


William's medals
photographed at the Australian War Memorial.

Listed in The Argus newspaper on 8 September 1884 as having received the Victoria Volunteer Long & Efficient Service Medal on 6 September 1884.


Listed in the Victorian Defence Forces List 1 September 1887.

* 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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