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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Hurst
First Name:Charles George
Birth Date: 01-08-1859
Branch:Victorian Navy

Charles George Hurst

A Victorian naval forces certificate of service of Charles Hurst in the Victorian Navy; a reference letter written by W G Colquhoun, gunnery lieutenant, aboard HMVS Nelson in Port Melbourne, 1896, to recommend Charles Hurst to any employer.

Donated by Mr Gerald Hurst to the National Maritime Museum.


Born 1st August 1859, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, London
occupation - RN as a boy
1882 Various including Fireman and Merchant Navy
emigrated to Victoria Australia 1888
1st August 1888 Joined Victorian Navy
Discharged 7 February 1894 
Left Australia late 1890s
  Fancy Goods & Haberdashers shops
Died 19th April 1929



More details on this person can be found in the Victorian Navy Certificates of Service This is a very large pdf file of 119 mb and takes 13 minutes to download with a 1.5 mbps internet connection.


* 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.