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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Fyfe
First Name:William
Birth Date: 00-00-1866
Branch:Victorian Navy

William Fyfe



A highly respected and well known resident, Mr. William Fyfe passed to the Great Beyond on Friday morning at his residence, 2 Vulcan-grove, after an illness of some weeks duration. Deceased, who was born locally 65 years ago, had been a resident of this city all his life, and, was prominently connected with the Loyal Orange, Institution and the G.U.O.O.F. and other societies. He had been an active worker in connection with the local Eisteddfod some years ago. As a boy he was one of the crew of the old warship, "Cerberus." The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, leaving his residence for interment in the local cemetery. The large number of friends assembled and many beautiful floral tributes received, testified to the esteem in which deceased was held. Ernest W. Jackson carried out the funeral arrangements, and the Rev. M. Bennett (Methodist) held a house service and officiated at the cemetery.

Williamstown Chronicle, 18 April 1931

* 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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