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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Evans
First Name:David John
Birth Date: 00-00-1852
Branch:Naval Brigade - Williamstown

David John Evans

Mr David John Evans, aged 85 years, died suddenly at his residence, Middle Park, on October 21. He was well known in Williamstown, where he resided for many years. He was a member of the naval contingent which was sent to China during the Boxer Rising in 1901. Formerly an employee of the Harbor Trust, and he was also a member of the Robbie Burns Lodge. A native of Wales, he came to Victoria over 60 years ago. He leaves an adult family, and two of his sons reside in the district. The funeral left his residence for the Williamstown Cemetery on October 22, where the Rev. J. H. Raverty officiated. Mr Allison was the undertaker.

Williamstown Chronicle, 6 November 1937

* 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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