Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
|Rank:||Mate & Midshipman|
| Birth Date: ||00-00-1840|
Midshipman & Mate
Listed in Wages due to Officers & Crew on HMCS Victoria. 20 June 1856 - 1 July 1856.
Victorian Public Records Office, VPRS 1189 Box 579 X 56/5021
Crew member of HMCS Victoria 1860-61. See profile in Victoria & Australia's First War, Ian MacFarlane & Neil Smith, Mostly Unsung Military History, Brighton 2005.
Recipient of the New Zealand medal.
NZ Daily Southern Cross, 29 March 1861
* 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.
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