Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
|Rank:||Boy 1st Class|
| Birth Date: ||00-00-1840|
Boy 1st Class
Served on HMCS Victoria. New Zealand medal held by Australian War Memorial website
Given that William received his medal in 1888 in New Zealand it is reasonable to assume that he moved there to live.
Crew member of HMCS Victoria 1860-61. See Victoria & Australia's First War, Ian MacFarlane & Neil Smith, Mostly Unsung Military History, Brighton 2005.
* 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.
Information & photographs of men who served in the Victorian Naval Forces is eagerly sought. Please contact the webmaster.
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