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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Malcolmson
First Name:Richard
Rank:Fleet Surgeon
Birth Date: 00-00-1847
Branch:Naval Reserve/Brigade

Dr. Richard Malcolmson

Fleet Surgeon


Physician, Surgeon & Surgeon to H.M.V. Naval Forces 

(Source: SWALLOW & ARIELL advertising calendar 1884)


Mentioned in the 1874 Victorian Government Gazette index. 

Listed as Assistant Surgeon in The Argus, 21 September 1877


Dr. Malcolmson, of Port Melbourne, died suddenly on Friday night after being seized with a fit. He was surgeon to the naval force of Victoria for ten years. Brisbane Courier, 11 August 1885.


Name inscribed on the Silver Soup Tureen presented to Paymaster James Arthur Thompson by members of the crew of HMVS Cerberus and the Naval Torpedo Corps connected with the Torpedo Accident in 1881.

photograph courtesy of Shirley & David Joy.
Mystery of the Silver Soup Tureen


The Sydney Mail, 15 Aug 1885

Death notice. The Argus, 10 August 1885

* 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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