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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Flowers
First Name:William Arthur
Rank:2nd Class Petty Officer
Birth Date: 16-10-1851
Branch:Naval Brigade - Williamstown

William Arthur Flowers

2nd Class Petty Officer

Member of the Williamstown Naval Brigade Field Gun Crew circa 1889.


From a group photo of the Williamstown Naval Brigade Field Gun Crew circa 1889 courtesy of Ada Ackerly.


Born on the 16th of October 1851 in Kent, UK. Died on the 2nd of August 1925 in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia.

William's Naval Brigade Badges

William's Naval Brigade Register details

Details and photos supplied by William's Great Great Grand-daughter, Kimberley Brodie.


In an article subheaded "Naval Veterans of 89 and 80", in the Williamstown Chronicle on 26 October 1912 Chief Petty Officer W. Flowers was listed as receiving a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for 15 years service. To qualify he would have to have served at least four years in the Victorian Naval Forces.

* 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.