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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Huysmans
First Name:Edward Joseph
Rank:Fleet Engineer
Birth Date: 00-00-1843
Branch:Victorian Navy

Edward Joseph Huysmans

aka E.J. Huzsman, E.J. Huseyman, E.J. Huysman

Fleet Engineer

The Argus 27 December 1879

The following appointments are notified in the Gazette :  R. Muirhead Collins to be lieutenant of H.M.V.S. Cerberus appointment to date from December 13, 1878; E. J. Huysmans to be an engineer of H.M.V.S. Cerberus, appointment to date from February 13, 1879; Navigating Sub Lieutenant J. L. Stalker to be navigating lieutenant in the Victorian naval forces, promotion to date from July 1, 1879; Sub-Lieutenant J. Scott to be lieutenant in the Victorian Naval Reserve, seniority to date from October 1, 1879.



The Argus, 14 November 1889.



On 14 November 1889 a death notice in The Argus reported that Edward John Huysmans died on the 13th aged 46.


died: 14 11 1889


Name inscribed on the Silver Soup Tureen presented to Paymaster James Arthur Thompson by members of the crew of HMAV 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



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

* 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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