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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Walker
First Name:John
Rank:Petty Officer Carpenter
Birth Date: 28-04-1856
Branch:Victorian Navy

John Walker

Petty Officer Carpenter

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 Prot  5' 7"  36"  Prop  Grey Hazel    

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.


 

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. 


 

            • Entered 29 August 1893
            • Promoted Warrant Officer 7 October 1901
            • Chief Carpenter (Commissioned Warrant Officer) 1 July 1906
            • Carpenter Lieutenant 1 April 1918
            • Invalided 1920

 


* 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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