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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Sawdy
First Name:William
Birth Date:
Branch:Naval Brigade - Sandridge (Pt. Melb)

William Sawdy



 Courier (Brisbane, Qld.), 7 August 1863 



Possibly employed as a waterman in 1865. 


Mentioned in the The Victorian Government Gazette 1861.


Sawdy, waterman of Sandridge involved in "Frightful Boat Accident & Loss of Life", 

 Hawke's Bay Weekly Times (from Argus), 12 August 1867 

* 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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