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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Gumb
First Name:Richard
Rank:Able Seaman
Birth Date:
Branch:Victorian Navy

Richard Gumb

Able Seaman


Served 1865 - 1871

Source Victorian Naval Brigade 1860 - 1871 courtesy of Tom Corfmat, Victorian Colonial Infantry Association Inc. 


Volunteers Land Warrants Board, Additional Report, 1871


Listed in the Victorian Defence Forces List, Naval Branch, 10 May 1872 as having resigned or been discharged from the Victorian Naval Reserve.


On 7 December 1876 the Cerberus log recorded that Seaman Richard Gumb, AB, died in the boat suddenly.


An inquest was held before Mr. McLean, at the Pier Hotel, Williamstown, yesterday, on the body of Richard Gumb, a seaman of the Cerberus, who died very suddenly in one of the ship's boats on the previous day. Mr. Goldie, who made the post mortem examination, stated that death was caused by rupture of the aorta, to which effect the jury returned a verdict.

The Argus, 4 January 1877

* 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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