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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Auld
First Name:Hugh
Rank:Ship's Carpenter
Birth Date: 00-00-1839
Branch:Victorian Navy

Hugh Auld

Ship's Carpenter

died: 26-1-1884

Father - Archibald Auld

source:
Victorian Navy Monument, Williamstown Cemetery
 
Erected by the Officers, Petty Officers and Men of the Permanent Naval Force of Victoria
 
In Memory of their Deceased Comrades
 
Large Monument surmounted by Large Anchor

courtesy of Helen Harris, OAM

& Victorian Navy Database  courtesy of Geoffrey Bensley


 

"Dad told a story which could be dated to about that time (late 1890s). Nin and her sister, Adeline (who later married George Gillon) attended an afternoon tea party on board the ‘Cerberus’, the flagship of the Victorian Navy. It could have been at Williamstown, where the ‘Cerberus’ was usually berthed. Janet and I have speculated that the girls’ invitations may have been arranged through their great-aunt, Mary Auld (nee Walsh), who had married Hugh Auld, a ships’ carpenter in the permanent Victorian Navy. Although Hugh had died in 1884, Mary, at 57, was still living in Williamstown at the turn of the century and quite likely still in touch with the Navy ‘Types’."

 

Daniel James Walsh and Annie Evelyn Walsh (nee Burke)  By Brian Walsh (2006)


* 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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