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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Holmes
First Name:Charles Edward
Rank:Boy
Birth Date: 27-06-1883
Branch:Victorian Navy

Charles Edward Holmes

Boy/Bugler

Naval Brigade Band in 1899.

  

From a group photo of the Naval Brigade Band in 1899 courtesy of Ada Ackerly.

 

 

The Argus, 21 August 1913

  

Religion

Height

Chest

Build

Hair

Eyes

Tatoo

Comment

R C  5' 9"  35"  Prop  Dark Brown    

From Volunteer Listing kept by CPO Goding & held by grandson Lawrence Dilks, Williamstown. Compared with China Contingent List. Prepared by Ada Ackerly, Directory Williamstown Museum, c 1987.

 


 

 



Cross made by Percy Richard Harper (pictured far right), Chief Shipwright HMAS Australia. 1913-1919.
AWM neg P01715.006



Memorial erected on the grave of Petty Officer Charles Edward Holmes, RAN, who died
on 2 August 1913, by his shipmates of the Battle-Cruiser HMAS Australia in South Africa.

Click image to enlarge.


 

Profile in The Australian Illustrated Enclclopaedia of The Boxer Uprising 1899-1901, Justin Corfield, Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae Australia, 2001.


* 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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