Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
| Birth Date: |
David Ferguson was an ex-West Melbourne football player when he played two games for Essendon in 1897-8.
Encylopedia of AFL Footballers, Russell Holmesby & Jim Main, Bas Publishing 2007
David may be one of the three jolly tars referred to below.
The Argus, 17 July 1899
* 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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