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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Adams
First Name:John James
Rank:Steward
Birth Date: 10-02-1859
Branch:Victorian Navy

John James Adams

Steward

James Adams after 1892, possibly in 1895, wearing his Egypt & Sudan medals.

James Adams was born in Lewisham, Kent, England on the 10th of February 1859. James joined the Royal Navy in 1878 where he served for 8-10 years. After joining the Victorian Navy between 1884 and 1887 and serving in it until federation, James appears to have served in the Commonwealth Navy Forces until 1905.

Photo and details provided by James’ Great Grand-daughter, Rosemary Chan.

 

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Prot 5''4½" 38½ Prop Auburn Hazel   Scar left hand

From Volunteer Listing kept by CPO Goding & held by grandson Lawrence Dilks, Williamstown. Prepared by Ada Ackerly, Directory Williamstown Museum, c 1987.

 


 

There is a profile in The Australian Illustrated Enclclopaedia of The Boxer Uprising 1899-1901, Justin Corfield, Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae Australia, 2001.


* 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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