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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Beverley
First Name:Joseph David
Rank:Steward
Birth Date: 22-07-1874
Branch:Victorian Navy

Joseph David Beverley
Steward


(details supplied by John C. Beverley)

DOB: 22nd July 1874 - Romford, England

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Served in the Victorian Navy 10/01/1893 - 9/08/1895

Served in R.A.N. from 1/7/1911 to 22/7/1924 as Chief Ship's Cook, Chief Petty Officer Cook from 1/1/1920

China Contingent Medal 1901; Awarded Good Conduct Medal 1902; British War Medal 1921.

Married: Maria Tempest 19/5/1900, 6 children, Lived in Port Melbourne 'til approx 1903 then in Mortdale Sydney.

Retired R.A.N. 1924 operated Fish Shop.

Died 17/4/1933 when struck by a train, Mortdale.


 

Sworn in 19 January 1893, age 19 years 6 months, height 5 feet 4 inches - Enrolment Sheet of Victorian Naval Forces 1892-3.


 

 

 

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 Prot  5' 5"  35  Prop  Fair Blue  both arms  officially listed as cook

From Volunteer Listing kept by CPO Goding & held by grandson Lawrence Dilks, Williamstown. 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.

 

More details on this person can be found in the Victorian Navy Certificates of Service This is a very large pdf file of 119 mb and takes 13 minutes to download with a 1.5 mbps internet connection.

 


* 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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