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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Horsley
First Name:William
Rank:Boy 1st Class
Birth Date:
Branch:Victorian Navy

William Horsley

Boy 1st Class

Born circa mid 1850's

Crew member of HMCS Victoria 1860-61. See Victoria & Australia's First War, Ian MacFarlane & Neil Smith, Mostly Unsung Military History, Brighton 2005.

Mentioned in papers held by John Underwood as receiving a Land Certificate from the Land Warrant Board in 1871 for his service in the Naval Brigade prior to 1871.


* 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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