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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Anderson
First Name:Andrew (Andy)
Birth Date: 00-00-1859
Branch:Victorian Navy

Andrew (Andy) Anderson



At the advanced age of 75 years, Mr. Andrew Anderson, well known and respected ex-Sergeant of the now disbanded Water Police, passed away at a private, hospital locally, on 30th January. The deceased was born at Shetland Isles, and leaves a widow and grown-up family to mourn their loss. The funeral which was private, took place on Wednesday afternoon from his residence, 16 Macquarrie street, Nth. Williamstown to the crematorium at Fawkner. The Rev. J. Walker was the officiating clergymaan at, the house and crematoritim, and Nelson Bros. had charge of the cremation arrangements. The deceased had been a member of the old Victorian Navy prior to joining the water police. The only surviving member now is ex-Senior Constable Reardon.

Williamstown Chronicle, 3 February 1934


A lengthy description of Andy's life, titled A Son of the Shetlands, appears in the Williamstown Chronicle of 18 November 1933.


* 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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